Nicholas Stribling Gooch, 33, of Quantico, passed away on Tuesday, May 29, after a long struggle with depression and addiction. Nick was born on April 20, 1985, in Salisbury and was the only child of David Gooch and Judith Stribling.
Nick graduated from Bennett Sr. High School, where he excelled in baseball and soccer. He received an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Delaware Technical Community College in 2010, graduating with honors. Nick worked as a survey technician and crew chief for many years, most recently for Vista Designs.
Nick is survived by his parents, grandmothers Lola Gooch and Carolyn Stribling, several aunts, uncles, and cousins, and most especially by the love and light of his life, his 5-year old daughter, Samantha Paige Gooch of Bridgeville, DE.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 30, at 2 pm at the Westside Community Center in Bivalve, MD.