Myron “Bud” Goff, 93, died suddenly from complications of stomach cancer Thursday, Aug. 18, in a San Luis Obispo hospital.
Bud Goff’s memorial will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Veterans Memorial Building, 1000 Main St.
The genial, energetic Goff was a co-marshal with actress-singer wife Viv Goff at the 2015 Pinedorado parade. With his big, glowing smile, Bud Goff always was front and center in most Lions Club activities, including as part of the farmers market parking team every Friday afternoon.
He was an Air Force pilot and instructor during World War II. The couple married in 1952 and launched their Accurate Wire Products wire-fabrication business.
He was skilled at cardiopulmonary resuscitation and taught the lifesaving skill at hospitals around the Los Angeles area. In 1980, he attended emergency-medical technician (EMT) school, after having volunteered as an EMT at Torrance Memorial Hospital.
After the Goffs moved to Cambria in 1993, he assisted in the emergency room at Twin Cities Regional Medical Center for 12 years, and then worked for 14 years with the Sheriff’s Office volunteer patrol. He also served on the North Coast Advisory Council for five years.
He had many Lions Club duties during his more than 20 years with the group, including being president three times.
He started as a Lion the same year the Pinedorado food building was built, and spent hours and days each year making sure the food was top quality.
In fact, the food building at the Pinedorado Grounds is named “The Bud Goff Food Court.” With his love for children, the Lions Club and Pinedorado, it’s a fitting memorial to a dedicated volunteer.