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Walter Charles Goller

Mooers, New York

September 23, 1943 - June 5, 2024

Walter Charles Goller Obituary

Walter Charles Goller (Walt), 80, of Coopersville, N.Y., born September 23, 1943, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024 with his sons Wally and Charlie by his side. The only child of Hilda (Dudas) Goller and Walter M. Goller, Walt was born and raised in Manhattan, NYC.

 

Walt excelled academically at Brooklyn Technical High School, a specialized High School in NYC. He then attended Alfred University in Alfred, NY before shifting focus and embarking upon a 20 year career in the United States Army which included a year-long tour in Vietnam, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW3/W-3).  After retiring from military service, he would spend the next 20 years helping developmentally disabled adults at Sunmount DDSO in Rouses Point, NY.

 

A loving father and devoted family man, Walt was married for 52 years to his wife Libby and they enjoyed a wonderful life together as they raised their boys in Coopersville. 

 

Music was a constant in Walt’s life, with the bass and guitar his favorite instruments. A young Walt had many gigs at the local venues around Alfred playing the upright bass in a jazz trio. Years later as a father, he would often pick up the guitar with Wally and Charlie sitting and watching admirably at his soulful dexterity.

 

Photography was a special passion. Walt (color blind) spent many years as an accomplished, award-winning black & white photographer. Many of his prints hang proudly at his home in Coopersville. 

 

Walt also loved fishing and found great peace and tranquility on the water. He could often be seen on his boat riding up and down the Great Chazy River, smiling and waving to all his friends and neighbors. 

 

Wielding a mean pool cue, Walt frequented the local watering holes for many years playing pool and chatting with anyone and everyone - he loved to chat! As that chapter came to an end, he began an incredible 25+ year journey in AA helping countless people along the way. He was proud of his AA affiliation and it truly changed his life on every level - all for the better. 

 

Predeceased by his wife, Gretchen E. (Libby) Goller and parents Hilda Goller and Walter M. Goller, Walt is survived by his sons Walter D. Goller and Charles A. Goller, grandson Gabriel J. Goller and furry feline friend Lulu. 

 

A very special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Plattsburgh Rehabilitation & Nursing Center for the amazing care they provided during Dad’s final chapter. 

 

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Walt will of course be late but we can start without him (iykyk….).


 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Walter Charles Goller hosted by Ross Funeral Home.

Walter Charles Goller (Walt), 80, of Coopersville, N.Y., born September 23, 1943, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024 with his sons Wally and Charlie by his side. The only child of Hilda (Dudas) Goller and Walter M. Goller, Walt was born and raised in Manhattan, NYC.

 

Walt excelled academically at Brooklyn Technical High School, a specialized High School in NYC. He then attended Alfred University in Alfred, NY before shifting focus and embarking upon a 20 year career in the United States Army which included a year-long tour in Vietnam, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer (CW3/W-3).  After retiring from military service, he would spend the next 20 years helping developmentally disabled adults at Sunmount DDSO in Rouses Point, NY.

 

A loving father and devoted family man, Walt was married for 52 years to his wife Libby and they enjoyed a wonderful life together as they raised their boys in Coopersville. 

 

Music was a constant in Walt’s life, with the bass and guitar his favorite instruments. A young Walt had many gigs at the local venues around Alfred playing the upright bass in a jazz trio. Years later as a father, he would often pick up the guitar with Wally and Charlie sitting and watching admirably at his soulful dexterity.

 

Photography was a special passion. Walt (color blind) spent many years as an accomplished, award-winning black & white photographer. Many of his prints hang proudly at his home in Coopersville. 

 

Walt also loved fishing and found great peace and tranquility on the water. He could often be seen on his boat riding up and down the Great Chazy River, smiling and waving to all his friends and neighbors. 

 

Wielding a mean pool cue, Walt frequented the local watering holes for many years playing pool and chatting with anyone and everyone - he loved to chat! As that chapter came to an end, he began an incredible 25+ year journey in AA helping countless people along the way. He was proud of his AA affiliation and it truly changed his life on every level - all for the better. 

 

Predeceased by his wife, Gretchen E. (Libby) Goller and parents Hilda Goller and Walter M. Goller, Walt is survived by his sons Walter D. Goller and Charles A. Goller, grandson Gabriel J. Goller and furry feline friend Lulu. 

 

A very special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Plattsburgh Rehabilitation & Nursing Center for the amazing care they provided during Dad’s final chapter. 

 

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. Walt will of course be late but we can start without him (iykyk….).


 

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Walter Charles Goller hosted by Ross Funeral Home.

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