Obituary of Frank Felix Goettinger
Frank F. Goettinger
Addiction has taken another life far too soon. Frank Felix Goettinger, 42, of East Greenbush, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019, at St Peter's Hospital, due to complications of chronic heroin abuse. He is finally free of his demons and at peace.
Throughout his thirteen-year battle with the insatiable demands of the drug, Frank experienced the highs and lows of dependency, struggling to balance being his true self with fighting the overwhelming influence of the addiction. At his best, he was a great dad, son, brother, good friend and kind soul. Frank graduated from Columbia High School and eventually became the Owner Manager for Jeff's Pizza in Rensselaer.
Frank was born December 22, 1976, in Albany, New York, the son of the late William F. and Priscilla (Battipaglia) Goettinger. Survivors include his mother Priscilla (William) Mason, his children Ryan D., Tyler M., Zachary M. Goettinger, and brothers Michael (Colleen) and David Wolff. He was predeceased by his father William F. Goettinger.
Friends may call from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM on Tuesday at the Church Of St Mary, 163 Columbia Tpk in Rensselaer. The Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 AM Tuesday at the Church of St Mary with Father T. Konopka officiating. Burial to be at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 983 Watervliet Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12205. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Frank’s name to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204.