Theodore M. Goring, age 64, of Waterford, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Born August 15, 1950 in Ridgway, PA, he was the son of the late John and Carmelita Giordano Goring, and step-son of the late Daniel Gausman. Ted leaves behind his wife, Bonnie L. Proctor Goring, whom he married July 25, 1970.
Ted attended Ridgway High School and Penn State Behrend before joining the United States Navy in 1970. He served until 1974 and then remained in the Reserves for several years after. Currently he was employed at Eriez Manufacturing as a machine designer– a job he loved and was talented at. Ted enjoyed hunting locally as well as hunting out West with a wonderful group of friends. Ted also had many friends through his memberships, including American Legion Post 285, the Siebenbuerger Club, St. Francis Usher’s Club, and Asbury United Methodist Church in Waterford. He also participated in golf leagues at the Union City Country Club, and the McKean Firemen’s Golf League at Brabenders South Woods Golf Club.
Ted loved his family and was appreciated and deeply loved in return by his wife, Bonnie. He was a terrific Dad and Papa, and was the #1 fan of his grandchildren in all their school events, including wrestling, baseball and football. Ted’s contagious laugh will forever be remembered.
Preceding him in death was his parents, his sister Carol Tabacheck, and his in-laws, Raymond and Rita Cairns Proctor.
Surviving family members in addition to Bonnie, his wife, include four children: Jenny Goring and her husband John Frenzl of Westminster, CO, John Goring and his wife Tanja of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Kate Spires and her husband Jeff of McKean, and Andie Morgan and her husband Kirk of Panama City Beach, FL; seven grandchildren: Jackson, Wilson, Hudson, and Etta Spires, Brock Morgan, and Abby and Lukas Goring; and his in-laws: Ken Tabacheck and family, Raymond and Kathy Proctor and family, and John and Sally Byrtus and family.
Friends may call at Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Asbury United Methodist Church, West 2nd Street, Waterford on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gary Donaldson officiating. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Stancliff Hose Company, PO Box 275, Waterford, PA 16441.