George N. Goff, Jr.


George N. Goff Jr., 62, of Prospect Road, Keeseville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at his home.
He was born in Harkness on Jan. 30, 1957, the son of George and Mary (Baker) Goff Sr.
George graduated from MAI in 1975. He worked for the NYS Department of Corrections for 30 years, was an avid boater and loved raising Old English sheep dogs with his wife, Barb. His grandchildren and children were his greatest joys in life. George was especially known for his lifetime dedication leading the way to help with any benefit causes, charities and community fund raisers. Leading by example, he was sure to have the necessary donation envelope ready for you to add with his own.
Left to cherish the memory of George is his loving wife of 31 years, Barbara (Lawrence) Goff; children, Dale Gearhart (Amber), Cory Gearhart (Yondel), Dessey Holm (Erik); Grandkids, Amelia, Sawyer Gearhart, Gabrielle Gearhart, Savannah Gearhart, Maddayson, and Kameron Holm; brothers, Brenden and James Goff; and sister, Jackie Mooso; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, George was predeceased by his daughter, Ruthie Goff.
Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at St Alexander's Church, 1 Church Street, Morrisonville, with the Rev. Scott R. Seymour, celebrating. Burial in the spring will be in St. John's Cemetery, Keeseville.
Donations in memory of George N. Goff Jr. may be made to the Elmore SPCA, Keeseville Fire Department, and/or the Keeseville Christmas Bureau.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of George please visit
Published on March 15, 2019
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13 posts

Gabrielle Gearhart
Apr 14, 2019
My papa was a man well worth remembrance, I love you poppi. Forever and always.
David Chauvin
Mar 24, 2019
So sad to hear about George's passing. I graduated MAI in 1972 and my brother Mike in 1971 with George's brother Jim. We spent many winter days on Whiteface mountain. I'll always remember George's sense of humor. Even though I hadn't seen George in many years, I will always cherish the memories from back then. May you RIP...
Mar 20, 2019
RIP GEORGE. You where a great friend. Our high school days where the best. Thank you for letting us sabotage your car out in the parking lot. Skiing at Whiteface Mtn, George always had a way to make us laugh.
Mark Lesage
Mar 19, 2019
Sad to hear of that. He and families were friends.
Brian Lenihan
Mar 19, 2019
George made my 3 years as a Border at MAI much more interesting and at times fun. I often thought how tough George was after Ruthie passed and how he handled himself when Doris and I had to bury our own Kathleen.
Proud to be a member class 1975 with George. If the family needs anything let one of the Mounties know and we would be proud to assist. World less warm with his passing.
Jamie (Thornton) Moore
Mar 18, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your loss Dessey, Cory, and Dale. I didn't know your dad, but I know how tough it is to lose a father. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Beth Winter
Mar 17, 2019
My thoughts are you all at this time of loss. May you find peace and joy in the memories of a life well lived.
Tony and iris
Mar 16, 2019
Rip dear friend, you will be sadly missed. Condolences to the family and friends
Ted Willis
Mar 16, 2019
One of a kind, RIP my friend, may your loved ones grief be short and loving memories everlasting!❤️🙏
Dottie Derr Broderick
Mar 16, 2019
My sympathy to George’s family. This has been a difficult time for the whole Goff family. Keep good memories in your hearts and be strong. God bless you all.
Your daughter
Mar 16, 2019
Words can’t express how much I am missing you. Love you Daddy
Charline Lawrence
Mar 15, 2019
I miss you so much already. I can't believe you are gone. RIP my dear brother.
Cindy and Jr Premore
Mar 15, 2019
So sorry to hear of George’s passing! He will certainly be missed! Wish we were home to attend service, but we will be home about 10th of April. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and the family. Rest In Peace George will miss you much!