Thomas Peter Goethel, 94
Ellisville, Missouri – Thomas Peter Goethel “Peter” died Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Missouri Baptist Hospital of respiratory arrest, not Covid related.
Born, July 17, 1926 in Duluth, Minnesota, St. Louis County. He lived in Ellisville, Missouri for the past 5 years. Previously lived in Southern California and Sudbury Massachusetts. He was a Mechanical Engineer, from Northeastern University. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Northeastern University, College of Engineering in June of 1953. He also was a Registered Professional Engineer. Granted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Registration of Profession Engineers and of Land Surveyors in February of 1960. He was of the Episcopal faith.
He was widowed in January 2003 to his sweetheart of over 55 years, Eleanor Elizabeth Goethel “Ollie”, who passed away at 76 in January 2003. He is survived by his sons, Peter E. Goethel of Oceanside; Karl James Goethel on Denver, NC; Steven Peter Goethel of Julian, CA and his daughter Janet E. Lyon of Ellisville, MO. He had 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Peter lived a full life and had a variety of hobbies. Including boating, fishing, woodworking and was a crossword puzzle, Sudoku aficionado. He enlisted in The Coast Guard in 1943 at 17 and served in WWII. These were some of his fondest memories. He also loved to hunt and fish with his buddies in Canada,
His cremains will be placed in Fort Rosecrans Cemetery in Point Loma, California next to his beloved wife. He will have a military burial with Coast Guard Honors, which he strongly wanted. He loved his country and saluted the flag every morning.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donation to the American Lung Association.