G. Melvyn Goetze, of Lyndonville, NY, enteredinto rest Monday, April 28, 2008, in NYS Veterans Home, in Batavia, NY. Born in Lyndonville, NY on May 18, 1923, the son of the late Walter and Maude Maynard Goetze. He married Jean E. Gaskill in 1943. She died in July 2002.

A Veteran of WWII, he served as Cpl. of US Army 389th and 97th C Battery from 1942-1946. G. Melvyn owned and operated Constructive Construction, an excavating company in Newfane, NY for many years. He moved to Lyndonville, NY in 2002 from Barker, NY, and previously lived in Newfane for several years.

G. Melvyn was a member of Medina VFW, Newfane American Legion Post, past member of Medina Moose and member of Operators Engineers #463, Niagara Falls, NY.

Husband of the late Jean Gaskill Goetze. Father of Douglas Goetze of Waterport, NY and Dennis (Pamela) Goetze of Lyndonville, NY. Grandfather of Karl, Dena, Dawn, Dori, Stephan and Michael. Great-grandfather of Gina, Marie and Isaac. Brother of Rosemarie Martin of Houston, TX and the late Beverly Scharping and Donald Goetze.

No prior visitation. Funeral services will be held TUESDAY, May 6, 2008 at 10:00 AM in RUTLAND-CORWIN FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1708 Pallister Ave., Barker, NY. Burial with Military Honors will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. Memorials to Orleans Hospice would be appreciated by the family. Please visit www.rutland-corwin.com to send a condolence to the family.

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