In Memory

Kenneth Eugene Goggio

Kenneth E. Goggio

MAY 28, 1956 – SEPTEMBER 26, 2011

Obituary of Kenneth E. Goggio

To Kenneth E. Goggio, Our sweet and devoted Husband, Father, Family member and Friend who passed from this world to meet his Lord in Heaven, joined his Loved Ones who welcomed him on September 26, 2011. We feel a great loss in losing Kenneth at such a young age, following an extended illness. Now he is at peace and we are thankful to have so many fond memories to treasure about this fun-loving, giving and compassionate man. Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mabel Goggio; God-parents, Clinton and Polly Hamilton; aunt, Theresa Yancey and nephew, Glenn Michael Sewell. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Kay Goggio; daughters, Nancy Louise and Kathryn Irene Goggio; brother, David Louis Goggio; father and mother in law, Irvin and Marjorie Sewell; sister in law, Patricia Barrett and husband David; brothers in law, Jimmy Sewell and wife Esther and Michael Sewell and wife Patricia; aunts, Rosa Scott and Vita Schneider; numerous other relatives and friends. He will also be missed by his four Chihuahua puppies. Kenneth was an elementary school teacher for the Harlandale ISD for 32 years, all at Morrill Elementary School, teaching kindergarten and first grades. As a young man he earned an Eagle Scout and God and Country Awards. Kenneth went on to be an honor student and a member of the Mac Arthur High School Band, Class of 1974. He started out his teaching career as a Sunday school teacher’s aide from 1974-1977 at MacArthur Park Lutheran Church. He attended San Antonio College and UTSA, receiving his Bachelors’ Degree in Elementary Education and graduated in 1978. He began teaching in the fall of 1978 and continued his career until his illness, retiring in October, 2010. He was recognized by the following organizations: Honorary Lifetime Member of Texas PTA - 1984, North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for Key Educator – 1990, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers – 2000/2004-2005. Along with his teaching duties, he was a mentor to Morrill teachers and children. Kenneth will be remembered by generations of students who passed through his classroom door. We would like to thank the staff of University Hospital Transplant Clinic for all their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, Kenneth would appreciate your donations to SAMM Ministries, Christian Senior Services and the San Antonio Food Bank. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway, San Antonio, TX 78218. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 9:00am at MacArthur Park Lutheran Church, 2903 Nacogdoches, San Antonio, TX. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 7735 Gibbs-Sprawl Rd.

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04/05/14 09:27 PM #1    

Marjorie Kay Sewell (Hudson)

Kenneth was a wonderful friend,husband,father, and teacher.  We enjoyed 31 happy and blissful years of marriage. He loved his two daughters- Nancy and Kathryn. Not only was he a dedicated family man, Kenneth was a professional teacher and mentor. All 32 years of his career were spent at Morrill Elementary School ( Harlandale ISD). He was happy teaching Kindergarten and First grade. He was well known and beloved on his campus by children, parents and fellow staff members. 

     In April 2010,Kenneth became sick. By the end of the summer, he was diagnosed with Liver disease. He passed away September 2011. I miss my very best friend and look forward to seeing him in heaven!

Marjorie Kay Sewell Goggio       

08/24/14 05:28 PM #2    

William Truesdale Cox, Jr.

Sad to hear Kenneth will not be at the reunion.  He was my lab partner in 9th grade physical science and a great partner!  He would let me make sure ever math problem was exactly right, while he maintained an impeccably neat and organigized lab notebook that  always nailed a solid 'A' for both of us.

I can see how Kenneth fulfilled his God given assignment as an elementary school teacher.  I am sure he impacted a lot of lives.

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