Gerald Anthony Goga, 53, husband of Laura Mears Goga and a resident of Melfa, VA, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2018, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. A native of Hacks Neck, VA, he was the son of June Parker Collins and her husband, Bill, of Melfa, and the late William Frank Goga. A United States Army Veteran, Mr. Goga was a Lieutenant Criminal Investigator for the Accomack County Sheriff’s Department.

In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Goga is survived by four children, Jennifer Goga of Chesterfield, VA, Brandon Patterson of Melfa, Kyle Patterson of Melfa and Ryan Manning of Melfa; one sister, Pamela G. Clayton and her husband, Todd, of Onancock, VA; and one granddaughter, Rilynn Elizabeth Goga of Chesterfield.

A celebration of life service will be conducted Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 1:00 pm at Nandua High School with Reverend Glenda Turlington officiating.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Riverside Shore Hospice P.O. Box 615 Onley, VA 23418.

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Arrangements were made by Doughty Funeral Home in Exmore, Virginia.