Dorothy Lillian McGoff

May 28, 1929April 11, 2021

Dorothy L. (Jochum) McGoff of Cleveland, OH, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021. She was born May 28, 1929, to Stephen and Theresa Jochum.

She was a graduate of Collinwood High School in Cleveland, OH, in 1947. She met her future husband, James P. McGoff, on a blind date, and they were married on August 4, 1951. He was transferred to Indianapolis in the mid-fifties for work with Bryant H&C. In between raising six children, Dottie loved to read mysteries, was a master at bridge and euchre, and an integral part of her faith community. She was a founding member of St. Pius X parish in 1955 and, in fact, even had a short stint as the girls’ track coach, making it all the way to the CYO City Finals. After raising her family, she reentered the workforce and finished her career as an administrative assistant with ADP.

She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, her parents, her son, Terry and her nine siblings: Tony, Steve, Mary, Barb, Mike, Jim, Bob, Betty, and Frank. She is survived by her children, Kevin (Patty), Mary, John (Karen), Jim, and Patty (Michael) Nowlan, as well as eleven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Pius X on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 11:00 and will be live-streamed on the parish’s Facebook site. In lieu of flowers or contributions, Dottie asked that you thank a caregiver who has impacted your life for their service and sacrifice.


  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, April 15, 2021


Dorothy Lillian McGoff

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John/Julie Chamberlin

April 14, 2021

To all of the McGoff family members, John and I are so truly sorry for your loss. We only had the privilege of meeting Dottie a couple times, but we knew right away of the spunk that she had!! We shall keep you all in our prayers🙏🙏

Melanie Mason Casarona

April 13, 2021

Know you are loved and remembered always! In our prayers! Rest In Peace
We know you are with Uncle Jimmy and your entire family!!
Bob and Melanie (Mason) Casarona ❤️❤️

Maureen Foley

April 13, 2021

To the McGoff Family,
Our parents Kate and Jim Foley ,were in the founding members of St. Pius X along with yours. Please know we are thinking of and praying for you now and in the days ahead. May God's peace be with each of you.
Maureen Foley

Kevin Davis

April 13, 2021

I worked many years for her son, Jim. His kindness, caring, and generosity is a testament to his excellent family upbringing. Rest peacefully; you’ve done your earthly job well.

Linda Diepering

April 12, 2021

The BESTEST hugs in the world! Vulnerable, 7 No Trump. Over 30 years as my bridge partner. I am happy she went to Jesus they way she wanted to.