In Memory

David Goff

David C. Goff, 67, of Boca Raton, FL passed away on March 27th, 2013. He was born on August 5th, 1945 in Chicago, IL and spent his youth growing up in Wilmette, IL where he was very involved in the Boy Scouts and Sea Scouts, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout and Quartermaster respectively. He attended the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, NY and graduated in 1967 with a U.S. Navy Reserve commission. He married and lived in Brooklyn Heights, NY before moving to the South Florida area. He initially served in the Merchant Marine in support of the Vietnam War as a deck officer and earned his Masters License in 1971. As an officer and Captain he sailed for over 30 years, mostly with Navieras de Puerto Rico. In retirement, Capt Goff was actively involved in Boy Scouting, was an International Transport Workers' Federation Inspector for the South Florida region, was the President of the local Council of American Master Mariners, was the National Vice President of the American Merchant Marine Veterans, served on the General Executive Board for the International Organization of Masters, Mates and Pilots and was a lifelong active and committed crewmember of the WWII Liberty Ship, John W. Brown in Baltimore, MD. David is survived and dearly missed by his daughter Elaine Goff Martens (Todd Martens); son Steven Goff (Rebecca Goff); and grandchildren, Caden, Emily, Ainsley and Stephen. A memorial and celebration of his life was held at Galuppi's (1103 North Federal Highway, Pompano Beach, FL33062) on Friday the 5th of April. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the David Goff Memorial Fund at the non-profit organization Project Liberty Ship, PO Box 25846, Baltimore, MD 21224