In loving memory of

Raphael A. Goettner, Sr.
August 20, 1959 - January 31, 2021

Raphael A. Goettner, Sr., "Ray", died peacefully on Sunday, January 31, 2021 at his home in Blue Bell, PA. He was 61 years old.

Born in Abington, PA, Ray was the son of the late Lewis and Rita (nee Coia) Goettner.

Mr. Goettner was the owner of Prestige Refrigeration in Philadelphia, which he founded in 1996.

Ray is the beloved husband of Mina (nee Kim) Goettner. He is the dear father of Ray Goettner, Jr. and his wife Sarah, of Dresher; and Jackie Schmehl and her husband Matthew, of Flourtown. Ray is the loving grandfather of James, Emmett and Lindsey Rae. He is also survived by his former wife, Cathleen Crane, of Lansdale, as well as his siblings and many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, February 6, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:45 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 259 Forest Ave., Ambler, PA 19002. Words of Remembrance will begin at 10:45 AM followed by the Funeral Mass with Msgr. Stephen P. McHenry as Celebrant. Interment will be in St. Anthony of Padua Cemetery.

Donations in honor of Ray can be made to The Alzheimer's Association using the following link:

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Funeral Mass Livestream will begin with the Words of Remembrance at 10:45 AM on Saturday, February 6th at this link:


Cynthia Coin Gregory wrote on Feb 3, 2021:

"Jim and I offer our condolences to Mina, Ray, Jr. And Jacquie, as well as Tina, Lewis, Maxine , Karl & Paul, their spouses, children and grandchildren. "

Dee Scannelli wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers."

Joan Maxwell Kuebler wrote on Feb 2, 2021:

"I have known the Goettner Family since I was 15 years old when Ray?s dad gave me my first job working in Goettner?s bakery. Ray was about 10 years old at that time and was a very polite young boy. My prayers go out to the entire Goettner family for their loss. RIP Ray."

Peggy Crane wrote on Feb 1, 2021:

"Ray was at the very top of the list of the most magnificent man you could ever meet. He put one foot in front of the other and fought his colon cancer from 2013 until this week. He didn't inflict his woes on others; he made plans and didn't live for the short-term. He went to work day in and day out. He was an amazing lesson for us all of an unselfless, courageous, loving man. It is going to take me a long time to get over not being able to just pick up the phone and talk to Ray. "