Snowden Goff Obituary, Death – Snowden Leroy Goff, age 59, who had spent his entire life in Emporium, passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 10, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He was surrounded by his devoted family at the time of his passing. He was the son of Roy V. Goff and Alice Preko Goff and was born on Thursday, June 20, 1963 in the city of Bradford. His grandparents, Snowden and Stella Goff, provided him with a warm and nurturing upbringing.
He had completed his high school at the Cameron County High School in Emporium. Together with his uncle Denver “Denny” Goff, Leroy worked for Myers Amusement Company for a significant number of years, during which time they traveled all over the country prior to their retirement five years ago. After working for the amusement company for many years, Leroy eventually decided to retire and take a job as a maintenance man at St. Mark’s Roman Catholic Church in Emporium.
Leroy was a devoted cyclist who would frequently rack up between 15 and 20 miles in a single day on his bike. There is a paternal aunt, Ellen Travis, who lives in Emporium; a paternal uncle, Charles (Hattie) Goff, who lives in St. Marys; a maternal aunt, Nancy Andres, who lives in Florida; a brother, Richard Goff, who lives in Pittsburgh; a sister, Kathy Brogan, who lives in Ohio; and a large number of cousins and friends. They will all cherish his memory. Leroy’s two uncles, Denver “Denny” Goff and Paul Travis, Sr., along with a brother and a sister, as well as his parents and grandparents, passed away before him. His parents and grandparents were also among those who died before him.
A memorial service will be held on a date and time that will be announced in the coming weeks at the Emporium Alliance Church, which can be found at 1284 Sizerville Road in Emporium. In lieu of traditional floral tributes, memorial contributions to a regional branch of the American Cancer Society are gratefully accepted. Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director and owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse, has been given the responsibility of caring for Leroy and making arrangements for his cremation by his family.