We are deeply sad to announce the passing of Patricia Jill Goetz of Tampa, Florida. Patricia passed away on October 9th, 2022, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Patricia was born on January 28th, 1967, in Mount Morris, Michigan. She moved to Tampa, Florida in April of 1985. Six months after moving to Tampa, she met her future husband, Michael Goetz, and they would both go on to build a beautiful family together.
Patricia raised Anthony Goetz, her eldest son, from the age of four, and was blessed with two additional sons, Samuel, and Jacob.
Patricia received her bachelor’s in Health Care Administration from Saint Leo University graduating Magna Cum Laude and went on to receive her master’s in nursing from Duke University in 2021 while battling cancer.
Patricia worked as a schoolteacher for much of her career. Teaching and education were a very strong passion of hers. She taught nursing and health science at Wharton High School in Tampa, Florida. Many of her students went on to pursue careers in the healthcare field because of the inspiration, strength and knowledge given to them by Patricia.
Through the years, Patricia was so many things. A caring and wonderful mother, a teacher to so many young minds, a devoted and loving wife to her husband Michael, and a kind soul that lit up every room she stepped into. Her hobbies included reading, spending time with her family, cooking new recipes, traveling, and learning everything she could about the world.
Patricia touched and inspired so many people to be the best that they could be and love themselves. Her family and friends have and always will be touched by the pure joy and inspiration that was the life of Patricia Goetz.
Patricia Goetz’s Service will be held on October 21st, at Bay Hope Church, 17030 Lakeshore Road, Lutz FL, 33558, at 3:30 PM.