Robert (Bob) Goeke Sr.
Robert (Bob) Goeke Sr., 91, of Kingston, passed away on January 25, 2021 at University of Penn at Princeton, Princeton, NJ, after a brief illness.
Bob was born on May 11, 1929 in Mount Rose (Hopewell Twp.), NJ, before the Goeke family moved to Lawrence Township. He attended Princeton High School. At the age of 21 he was drafted into the U.S. Army, 1666 MED CO 26 Infantry Regiment and in 1953 he was honorably discharged.
Six months later he married his sweetheart Virginia “Ginny.” Bob and Ginny lived in Princeton before moving to Kingston 59 years ago where they raised their three children.
Bob enjoyed countless fishing and boating trips with family and friends, hunting, and cooking for holidays and picnics. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, who he adored.
Bob worked at the Farmer’s COOP in Hopewell while attending plumbing apprentice school. He worked for J.B. Redding & Son (Redding’s Plumbing & Heating) for over 30 years and was a member of the Kingston Volunteer Fire Co. for 56 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents Matie and Fred Goeke Sr.; his beloved wife of 65 years Virginia (Petrone) Goeke; his brothers William, Edward, and Stephen; sister Virginia Bertrand-Holley; and great-granddaughter Emilia Sophia McDonald.
He is survived by his son Robert Goeke Jr. of Kingston, son and daughter-in-law Richard and Petra (Felkl) Goeke of Bridport, VT, and daughter Debra Goeke of Princeton; six grandchildren, Melissa, Jennifer, Pamela, Christa, Patrick, and Jeffrey; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Fred Jr. and David; two sisters, Elizabeth Martin and Veronica Pettipas; sister-in-law Janet Petrone; and many nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021 at St. Paul Parish, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton, NJ. Burial will immediately follow at Princeton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kingston Volunteer Fire Co., PO Box 222, Kingston, NJ 08528.
John Procaccino of Stuart, FL, passed away December 24, 2020.
He was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was a lifelong resident. John graduated from Princeton High School and continued his education at Rupert Trade School, becoming an electrician. John retired in 2014, after 48 years of service as an Electrical Supervisor with Hatzel & Buehler of IBEW LU 269, in Trenton, New Jersey.
He was a volunteer with the Princeton Fire Department, holding many positions, including Assistant Chief for 42 years.
He had many interests, including doting on his grandson, Dominic, and the game of golf.
John is survived by his wife, Laura and grandson Dominic, both of Stuart, FL. He also leaves behind daughter Alexis of Oklahoma; sisters Judy Procaccino of Princeton, NJ, and Mary Ann Procaccino (Joe) of Hopewell, NJ; niece Rebecca and her children, Dana and Kelly; nephew Matthew (Brittany); along with many cousins and friends, including a very special friend, Diane Taylor.
John is predeceased by his parents Mary Ann and Ernest Procaccino, and his beloved son, Nicholas A., who passed away in 2006.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Donations may be made in John’s name to any local charity, including the following Tykes & Teens, 3577 SW Corporate Way, Palm City, FL 34990; YMCA of the Treasure Coast, 1700 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL 34996; Grace Place Church, 1550 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, FL 34997; or directly to Dominic Procaccino, his grandson, c/o Laura Procaccino, 2499 Madison Street, Stuart, FL 34997.