Obituary of Caine Goyette
WESTERLO - Caine M Goyette died July 10, 2017 while serving our country as a Major in the United States Marine Corps.
Caine was born May 7, 1976 in Troy NY. He graduated from Waterford Halfmoon in 1994 and enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves serving at Stewart Air National Guard Base as a Calibration Technician reaching the rank of Sergeant. He earned a degree in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and commissioned as an active duty officer in 2002. Caine completed flight training at Whiting Field, Corpus Christi, and Cherry Point, ultimately flying the KC-130. His duty stations included Futenma, Okinawa, Syracuse, NY (recruiting), Stewart Air National Guard Base (2) and Bahrain. He flew missions in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, a Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force in Africa, and a number of humanitarian missions. During his Bahrain tour, Caine served as Senior Air Watch Officer for the 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade supporting Operation Inherent Resolve in addition to operations across the Central Command area of responsibility. Most recently, he was serving as Operations Officer at VMGR-452.
Caine was amazingly passionate in everything he did. He was an eternal optimist and mastered any skill he set out to learn- even if it did take him twice as long as he estimated. He would talk to anyone who would listen about honey bees and planned to add to his hives and sell honey in his retirement. Caine enjoyed gourmet food (both preparing and eating) and made his own jams, breads and sweets. It was important to Caine to live as green as possible and to support local when he could. He loved carpentry and wood working; renovating the old farm house his family lives in and designing the addition that he began and planned to finish himself. He was a successful hunter and gardener and was proud he could live off the land, at least in part. Above all else, he loved his family and was absolutely devoted to his wife and his daughters. Anyone who had the pleasure of Caine's friendship will forever remember his easy-going personality, his booming laugh, and his contagious smile.
Caine is survived by his wife Andrea; daughters Alexandrea and Annalise; parents Cliff and Janice (Agars) Goyette; sister Alea Goyette; parents in law Todd and Valerie (Ormsbee) Davis; brother and sister in law Stephen and Renee (Davis) Reh and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Caine's family will be forever thankful to their community, friends, family and military family for their thoughts, prayers and generous gifts during this difficult time.
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