Francis Leo “Butch” Goerig III

GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Francis Leo “Butch” Goerig III, 74, of Gig Harbor, Wash., passed away Nov. 10, 2018.

He was a 1962 graduate of Leetonia High School and attended Youngstown State University.

Frank (Francis) was preceded in death by parents, Francis Jr. of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Helen Haus of Canfield, Ohio; and two brothers, Wayne and Jayme.

He is survived by four siblings, David of Leetonia, Karen of San Juan Capistrano, Ca., Raymond of Dayton, Ohio, Kathy of Naples, Fla.; and son, Scott of Gig Harbor, Wash.

Frank served in the US Navy during Vietnam aboard the USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22) a guided-missile armed destroyer. The ship was attacked and hit during service in Vietnam. After military service, Frank became a master mechanic and HVAC expert settling and working in the Seattle Tacoma area. He was past commander of American Legion Post 236 in Gig Harbor.

A military honor guard ceremony will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash., at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7, 2018.

Cards may be sent to his son, Scott, at: 4810 Pt. Fosdick Drive, NW, PMB 168, Gig Harbor,Wash., 98335. Any donations, in his honor, may be sent to his preferred charity, the SMILE organization which helps children with cleft lips and palate care.

Mass will be said for “Butch” at St. Patrick’s in Leetonia. Call church for info.


(Paid obituary)