George Bowden Goethe (January 14, 1938 - September 02, 2021)

In loving memory of
George Bowden Goethe
  • January 14, 1938
  • -
  • September 02, 2021

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George Bowden Goethe, 83, of Sarasota died on September 2, 2021 in Sarasota.

George’s life was characterized by love. He loved God and he loved his neighbor. He loved his country, his local community, and his church. He loved his family and friends boundlessly and unconditionally. He had a very special place in his heart for those who call the streets “home”, and a ready smile for everyone he encountered.

He is survived by his wife Nancy Hale Goethe of Sarasota; his son Jeffrey Goethe and daughter-in-law Jeannie Goethe of Bradenton; his daughter-in-law Penny Goethe of Bradenton; his brother John Mercer and sister-in-law Sharon Mercer of Bradenton; his sister Jean Stansbury of Sun City; sister-in-law Rebecca Hale, and brothers-in-law Michael Frantz and Darrel Hale of Sarasota. In addition, nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-.grandchild; seven nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his son Kirk Goethe, 2021; his grandson Ryan Goethe, 2020; and his brother-in-law David Hale, 2013.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota FL, 34238.

Interment will be at Sarasota National Cemetery on a date to be determined.


Instead of flowers, the family would prefer if you would make a donation to
St. Andrew United Church of Christ, 6908 Beneva Road, Sarasota FL, 34238

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  1. Rebecca Hale says:
    14 Sep 2021
    You spent your life in loving service of many friends and strangers.
    It is time to rest now, George. May you rest in peace.

  2. Melisse Hypponen lit a candle:
    12 Sep 2021
    Lit since September 12, 2021 at 9:58:45 AM

  3. Cat Christensen says:
    12 Sep 2021
    The world would be a far better place with more Georges , but God made only one exceptional George who blessed us with his goodness. Thank you, dear buddy!

  4. Carol Rescigno says:
    06 Sep 2021
    Please keep an eye out for Nancy and Rose and all the rest of us down here, George! You will be missed by so many.

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