Mark W. Goforth, Maj USAF (Ret)

Mark W. Goforth, Maj USAF (Ret)

March 8, 1959 – July 29, 2022

Mark W. Goforth passed in his sleep on July 29, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Carolyn Goforth.  He is survived by his wife, Chris; daughters, Holly Bennett and Mary Goforth; and four grandchildren: Camryn, Paxton, Emma, and Ryleigh; siblings: David Goforth (Helen) of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Cindy Sawyer of Peoria, Arizona, and Laurie Hullinger (Frank) of Toledo, Ohio; and a niece, four nephews, and a grandnephew.

Mark was born in Toledo, Ohio.  He got his Bachelor’s in Computer Science at Bowling Green State University and his Master’s in Computer Science at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.  He then used his computer skills in the United States Air Force.  He retired from there and used his computer knowledge working for First National Bank of Omaha.  After retiring a second time, he moved on to Ensono.

His life revolved around his family and friends and his church, and he also enjoyed singing with Voices of Omaha, bicycling, and traveling.  He will be remembered for his big heart, his sense of humor, his one-liners, and his deep love for all his girls.

VISITATION: Saturday, August 6th from 10am to 11am at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 7706 S. 96th St. in La Vista, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE with Military Honors at 11am and luncheon at the church.  Interment at Omaha National Cemetery at 10am on Monday, August 8th.  Memorials are suggested to Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church or Voices of Omaha.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.

 

16 Comments

  • Cheryl Burke Posted July 31, 2022 8:13 pm

    My sincerest sympathies to Mark’s family. I worked with Mark for about a year and flew back and forth from Chicago to Omaha weekly. His talent and expertise were greatly appreciated and I’m so sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers of healing and strength to Mark’s family members.

  • Dennis Wermers Posted July 31, 2022 9:06 pm

    I just saw you a few days ago on Ragbrai.

  • Tom Livingston Posted July 31, 2022 10:03 pm

    My deepest sympathy.

  • Dan Lucas Posted August 1, 2022 5:21 am

    Mark was a loving father and husband. A wonderful friend, mentor, citizen, and human being. He was the complete package and the real deal. He may be physically gone but will never be forgotten. I am blessed to have known him and call him a friend.

  • Dawn Clarke Posted August 1, 2022 6:53 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Sadly, we too are experiencing the loss of a great friend, someone who was kind, knowledgeable and always willing to help where he could. Know that he is in the comfort of God’s hands now. R.I.P Mark, you will truly be missed………Dawn

  • Mike Fontanetta Posted August 1, 2022 6:57 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Steve McCoy Posted August 1, 2022 7:36 am

    I am so sorry to see this. I worked with Mark as a client of Ensono and also served in the USAF. I am so grateful for his dedicated service. I respected his commitment to his craft and his customers and will be praying for his family and friends in the coming days.

  • Doug & Vikki Dinning Posted August 1, 2022 7:44 am

    Holly & Camryn
    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love and prayers.
    Doug & Vikki

  • Julie MAASKE Posted August 1, 2022 8:21 am

    Chris, Holly, Mary and family: I got to know Mark through BSLC music ministries. What a kind, generous, gracious man! He leaves a hole in all of our lives the size of “Mark Goforth” – but thankfully the Lord fills that void with His most good peace and love. Truly, you are in my prayers for comfort.

  • Jody Olsen Posted August 1, 2022 11:21 am

    Holly and Cam, Ryan and I are so sorry for your loss. Our time, thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Sharon L Struve Posted August 1, 2022 1:08 pm

    Chris and family, knowing Mark has been a blessing for many years. We have sung in choir at church under Ruth Immerfall up to the present under Julie Maaske. We have also sung together in Handel’s MESSIAH proclaiming that our Messiah is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.. His smile, faith in God and his kind personhood will be a memory never forgotten.. The peace of Christ be with each of you for comfort..

  • Kristan J. Pritz Posted August 1, 2022 8:46 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathy is sent from the Pritz family to the Goforth family. Mark was a dear father and family man who cared deeply about his daughters Holly, Mary and granddaughter Camryn, and beloved partner in life and wife–Chris. You are all in our prayers. Keep hold of all the loving memories oF Mark in your heart forever.

  • Kasandra Dobrocky Posted August 2, 2022 2:54 pm

    Chris & Family – I had the great pleasure of working with Mark the last several years at ensono. He was a tremendous source of knowledge and a go to for our entire team. I was lucky enough to consider him a friend, as well as a coworker. I am happy I had the opportunity to have lunch with you and Mark in the Chicagoland area months ago. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  • David Strawn Posted August 3, 2022 2:19 pm

    Holly is one of the best friends a person could ask for and has always said the best things about her father. I only met him a few times and he was everything she told me about him. I’m so sorry and my thoughts and prayers are with your family

  • Tim Silke Posted August 4, 2022 8:52 am

    Our condolences to Mark’s Family and Friends. I had the pleasure of working with Mark at FNBO and enjoyed helping him on projects around his home. He will be missed by many. the Silke Family

  • Cassie Ulrich Posted August 10, 2022 2:55 pm

    Mary I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My prayers are with your entire family. 🙏🙏🤗🤗

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