Frank was born September 1, 1948, to Stella and Obra Goff in Chester Pennsylvania. Frank grew up in Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania and lived there until he graduated High School and joined the Air Force in 1966. Frank enjoyed all sports growing up. He loved to play chess and pool (billiards). Frank was Polish and really enjoyed Polish food growing up something that he shared with his family later in life. His plans after graduation were to have a career in the Air Force.
Frank had a brother Obie Goff that was a Secret Service agent for President Lyndon Johnson. Obie was older than Frank by about 20 years, but they became close later in life. He had a sister Diane that was a head nurse at a leading Cancer Hospital in Pennsylvania. Frank lost both his brother and sister too early in life, but he loved them and had a good relationship with them even thought they lived far apart.
While in the Air Force Frank was stationed in Libya and spent a lot of time in North Africa. He also traveled to Europe while he was in the region. He spoke about the time he spent 2 weeks in Berlin Germany with his brother who was with the US military police stationed in the city. He found his love for beer and German food during that time.
Frank met the love of his life Fran Erwin in Clovis NM while stationed at Cannon Air Force base. They were married on January 3rd, 1970, and began their life with their son Mike in Clovis NM while Frank was still in the Air Force. Frank started working in the dental field in the Air Force. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force after his term and decided to go into the Dental field. Frank went to Dental School at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque NM. He started working as a Dental Hygienist in Albuquerque and they had their second son Matthew in 1974.
Frank moved the family to Farmington NM in 1976 for a dental job opportunity. Frank loved the area and they made that their home for the next 20 years. Frank found his passion for shooting and the outdoors while they lived in Farmington.
Frank and Fran moved to Arizona in 2012 to be closer to their grandsons Jonathan and Zachary. Frank found the Rio Salado Sportsman’s Club and his passion for benchrest precision target shooting. He met the best friends of his life through this club. They would shoot every week and share stories over lunch for hours. Frank was very skilled and won 1st place in the state of Arizona in 2019. Frank became a leader at the club and started to coordinate and run the shooting tournaments. The shooting group all loved Frank and he became a fixture at the range. The amount of admiration and love from this group was amazing after his death.
Frank was admired and loved by so many people he will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife Fran Goff, sons Mike and Matt Goff, Daughter in-law Rebecca Goff and grandsons Zachary and Jonathan Goff.
Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this hard time. I didn’t know Frank but Rebecca Goff is a dear friend and I am sending love and prayers to her and the family.