Roberta June Goetschius

November 28, 1936July 30, 2022
Obituary of Roberta June Goetschius
Roberta June Goetschius, age 85, of Airmont, New York passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2022. Roberta was born November 28, 1936. Roberta “Bobbie” Goetschius of Airmont, NY died at Allendale Nursing Home with her two children at her side on July 30, 2022. She was 85 years old. Born in Queens, NY on November 28, 1936 she was the daughter of Robert and Helen (nee Liszt) Prophet of River Edge, NJ. Roberta graduated Hackensack High School in 1954 and then attended Parsons School of Design. She met her future husband Robert A. Goetschius in a roller rink in 1953 before he went off to the Korean War. Upon his return they married on June 24, 1956. Robert and Roberta settled in Suffern, NY and raised their three children before moving to Airmont, NY. Roberta was a dedicated, loving mother who had a passion for dance. She started her own dance studio called the Dance Experience in the early 1970s and continued to take advanced dance classes in Nyack, NY until her seventies. Roberta also loved sewing, gardening, and watching her grandchildren grow. She loved spending time on their boat in Lake Wallenpaupack, PA with her family and playing board games in the evenings with her grandchildren. Roberta is survived by her husband Robert (Bob) Goetschius, her daughter Robin Long (Craig), and son David Goetschius (Dolores), and her five grandchildren: Kristen Long, Stephanie Longarino (Dan), David Goetschius Jr., Craig Robert Long, and Danielle Goetschius. She was predeceased by her son Robert A. Goetschius, Jr. A visitation for Roberta will be held Friday, August 5, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Wanamaker & Carlough Funeral Home, 177 Route 59, Suffern, New York 10901. Following the visitation will be a private interment. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Goetschius family.

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Friday, August 05, 2022


Friday, August 05, 2022

Private Interment