Dr. Richard “Rick” Goga passed away peacefully on September 10, 2020 in Easton PA at the
age of 58.
Rick was born on May 26, 1962 in Warwick, Rhode Island. He graduated from Ross University
Medical School in 1994 as the Valedictorian. Rick’s residencies included three years at
Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia where he met his wife, the love of his life, Erin. After
completing his residency at Warren Hospital in New Jersey, Rick became an attending
emergency room physician at St. Lukes University Health Network Warren Campus where he
worked for 25 years.
Rick was a devoted and dedicated doctor that cared for every patient as if they were his own
family. Beloved and respected by all of his colleagues, he was known for his wit and dry sense
of humor. His calm, reassuring demeanor paired with his doctoring skills made him an
Rick was a well traveled, avid talented golfer, who loved spending time with his friends on the
golf course. He was a generous, kind man and when not golfing spent his time voraciously
reading with his beloved Hanny pup by his side.
He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues, and all that had the privilege to know
Rick is survived by his loving wife Erin, brothers Ron Jr., his wife Michelle, Robert, his wife
Catherine, nieces and nephews, Gavin, Grace and Griffin, Brien Stetser, Shannon Collins, her husband Bill,
Aiden, Finnian and the late precious Brady. He is loved and admired by many dear aunts,
uncles and cousins. Rick is proceeded in death by his parents, Ronald Sr and Patricia Goga.
A memorial is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2020 at The Architects Golf Club, 700
Strykers Road, Lopatcong, NJ 08865 from 4-7 pm. Friends and family are welcome to attend to
celebrate Ricks’s life.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Lukes Hospice Visiting Nurse Association via
sluhn.org. Condolences can be sent to Finegan Funeral Home at fineganfh.com.
The family would like to thank the Hoban family for their generosity in providing a loving
environment for Rick and Erin during the last months of his life.