Stuart Goff, 81, a resident of Keene and formerly of Georgia died on Sunday, May 5, 2019. He passed peacefully in the comfort of his home with the love of family near.
Stuart was born the son of the late Elsie (Winer) and Jack Goff on August 27, 1937 in Brooklyn, NY. After his mother’s death, his father remarried and Shirley Goff became the woman who helped raise him. He was educated in California where he graduated from North Hollywood High School class of 1954. Stuart went on in his studies earning a Bachelors & Masters of Science in Physics from California Institute of Technology class of 1958. Education was important to him. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts.
On December 28, 1996 he exchanged vows with Sandra Peterson Loveland in Roswell, Georgia. They were married in a simple service with close family and friends in attendance and have been married for twenty-two years.
Stuart was employed by Keene State College as a Professor of Mathematics. He worked at KSC for thirty years before retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed playing bridge where he rose to the level of Gold Life Master. Stuart was a long-time member of the American Contract Bridge League. He was a collector of art and a fine wine enthusiast. Time was spent traveling and he enjoyed the challenge of completing the New York Times crossword puzzle.
Mr. Goff leaves his wife, Sandra P. Goff of Keene. His children; Steven Goff and his wife, Karen of Reston, VA. Philip Goff and his wife, Liza of Arlington, MA. Samuel Goff and his wife, Erin of Manchester By The Sea, MA. Children from a combined marriage; Jonathan Loveland and his wife, Melissa of Irvine, CA. and Christina Villeneuve of Marlborough NH. He leaves a sister, Claudia Watson and her husband Robert of Rochester,NH. A daughter in-law, Jennifer Loveland of Sacramento, CA. In addition, he is survived by; nine grandsons, cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Stuart is pre-deceased by a son from the combined marriage, Andrew Loveland who passed on March 8, 2018 and a son in-law, David Villeneuve who passed on May 18, 2016.
In keeping with Stuart’s wishes all services will be private. Donations can be made in memory of Stuart Goff to:
Hospice and Community Services
312 Marlboro St. Keene, NH. 03431
Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide
C/O Keene State College,
229 Main St.
Keene, NH. 03435
All services are under the care of Cheshire Family Funeral Chapel and Crematories, 44 Maple Ave. Keene, NH. 03431. WW.cheshirefamilyfh.com