Martin L. Goossens


Martin L. Goossens 60, passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. Born in Eindhoven, Netherlands, on March 24, 1958, he came to the United States as a young child. He served in the US Army.

Martin worked for General Foods in Saratoga Springs for several years. He loved to play guitar and was an avid Tom Petty fan.

Martin is survived by his wife Linda Goossens; children Kayleigh Goossens (Eric), Dana Goossens, and Michael Goossens; grandchildren Lilah, Clayton, and Andrianna “Boo Boo”; his mother Milly Goossens; and his beloved Pekingese Bella, who was by his side for many years. He was predeceased by his first wife Tracy (Lutz) Goossens.

A service with military honors will be held at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville in the Spring. Memorial contributions in memory of Martin may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.wounded warriorproject.org

Guest Book

Marc and Robert Abendschein

Martin was a good friend of Marc and his father Robert. Martin was always very helpful and handy with helping to maintain our property. His friendly personality was always appreciated especially when he would laugh at his jokes. He had many tales to tell. We will miss him dearly. God bless him and his family.

Jeff Schumacher

Many good laughs when Martin was there with Jimmy. Don’t get in too much trouble now that you two meet again. God speed gentlemen

Rus Brown (Chovey)

My thoughts and prayers to family and friends. Went to school and grew up with Martin in Ballston Spa. He was a good friend with a good heart. He will be missed. I salute you my friend RIP

Meribeth Hughes

I am so sorry for your loss! I think I knew Martin most all of my life and I’ve thought about him very frequently over the years wondered what happened to him asked about him and I never knew where he was or if he was ok. When I think of Martin all I think of is wild and crazy! And very good looking! He was so much fun to be around because you never knew what was going to happen next! Some of the crazy stories! Can’t believe he’s gone, and once again I am so sorry for his loss and for your loss.

Charles Kenyon

FOR EVER FREE IN THE WIND BROTHER !!! May you and Jimmy meet at the 1/4 mile track in the skies and have some wine with Gleeson and Co, and sit back enjoy the tunes with Rick and Tom and all our brothers who left this earth to early GOD SPEED, REST IN PEACE BROTHER !!!

Marie Ahl

So sorry to hear of Martin's passing. He grew up with my boys. May he rest in peace.

John Nichols

I met Martin over 40 years ago and we use to play music together. Even though I hadn’t seen him in quite a few years I considered him a friend. I remember one time Gary Gates was running a bar in Ballston Spa and Martin and I were gonna have a jam session there but it never happened. We ended up at Kelly Park with a few friends and had the “First Annual Volunteer Jam” and fun was had by all.
Rest In Peace old friend.

Ann Parillo Pettit

Linda and family,
Sorry to hear of Martin's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.