Kara Elizabeth Goheen
Making people happy since 1979. Kara Elizabeth Goheen left us all on Sun., Nov. 8 and was without a doubt the most caring and kind person many of us have ever met. The love she had for her family, her friends, and animals was exuberant – if you were loved by Kara, you knew it. Handwritten notes, small trinkets and tokens of her affection, would mysteriously show up at your doorsteps. Those items are now among the most cherished objects for all who knew her.
Her laugh was infectious, and she could cry at the drop of a hat. She was a devoted friend, a steady hand, and the person you wanted in the trenches with you.
Kara’s work at All About Pet Care took her to Middletown, Ohio 12 years ago where she lived the life of a public servant. She served on many volunteer committees across the Middletown community, most notably her work with animal rescue organizations and Downtown Middletown, Inc. Odds are, if you went to an event in Middletown or a family event in Medina, NY, she was likely the one making the magic happen. She was beyond humble in all of her volunteer work and lived by the belief that one should “Do small things with great love.”
Kara grew up in Medina, NY and may have been the Buffalo Bills #1 fan, whom are currently leading the AFC East, and were having a banner game at the moment of her passing.
She leaves behind her parents, Mark and Ellen Goheen; sister, Jenna Goheen and her fiancé, Marcus Fisher; brother and sister-in-law, Brett and Julia Goheen; and her niece and god-daughter Evaline June (Kara’s favorite little one). Also left behind is the love of her life and fiancé, Michael Stafford; his father, Tom and her step-son, Alex. Mourning with us in this great loss include her aunts and uncles: Mike & Sandy Goheen, Tom & Mary Zangerle, Debra Goheen, Jean & Luis Zaffirini, Ruth & Javier Miro, Mary O’Grady, Michael Bukiewicz, John Bukiewicz and Barb Bukiewicz; as well as countless cousins, family and friends.
She left her mark on so many people in the world, and without a doubt every one of us is lucky to have known and been a part of her life. We know she is up in heaven in her cozy pj’s, with grandparents Norman & Marian Goheen, Leo & Lorraine Bukiewicz, uncles Peter & Paul Bukiewicz, Norm Goheen, Jr. and Dennis O’Grady, an aunt Lois Bukiewicz as well as her infant niece Edith Catherine and infant nephew Felix Norman and fur babies Tony, Mavis, Cooper, and Marna by her side, catching up over a glass of Chianti with her bestie Aimee.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Friends of the Orleans County Animal Shelter, 4125 Oak Orchard Rd., Albion, NY 14411 or online at: www.friendsoftheocas.org
Relative and friends may call at the Bogan & Tuttle Funeral Home, 226 Pearl St., Medina, NY 14103 on Mon., Nov. 16, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tue., Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish/ St. Mary’s Church, West Ave., Medina, NY 14103 with the Pastor, Rev. Bernard Nowak celebrating. Burial will be in the Bates Rd. Cemetery, Medina, NY. Social distancing and face masks will be required.
Please light a candle or share a memory of Kara at: www.bogantuttlefunerals.com