Anthony “Tony” “Ghost” Raye Goins, Youngstown, Ohio Obituary


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Anthony “Tony” “Ghost” Raye Goins, 71, formerly of Youngstown, left this life on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

He was born on July 17, 1949 in Youngstown, Ohio, to Raye Horatio and Teresa Irene Make Goins.

Mr. Goins served with the Steel Workers Local, Recruitment and Training Programs as a field worker, educational advisor, and criminal investigator for the state of Ohio, and as a regional administrator for the Youngstown Regional Office for the Department of Youth Services. Known as a concert promoter for many years, he brought promising acts to the Youngstown / Pittsburgh communities such as Nipsy Russell, Sister Sledge, and Grover Washington to name a few.

He graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School and Youngstown State University in 1968 with a business degree and a Masters in Urban Studies.

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He was a member of the NAACP, the A. Philip Randolph Institute, and enjoyed basketball, soccer, playing cards (poker), and hanging out with family and friends.

They were blessed with Theresa during his marriage to Catherine Harden on August 29, 1981.

He goes to mourn two daughters, Mrs. Stefanie D. Young from Youngstown and Mrs. Theresa Marie Goins from Columbus; a stepson, Cedric Harden Sr. of Highpoint, North Carolina; Seven grandchildren, Steven, Samiya, Simone, Denika, Cedric Jr., Jamela, and Elias, and a host of relatives and friends. Theresa was born during his marriage to Catherine Harden on August 29, 1981.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Horace Goins; a sister, Ms. Betty G. Johnson, and grandparents.

The funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. Telephone hours are 9:00 am to 11:00 am at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Chapel.

Masks are required and social distancing is maintained.

Comfort agreements were made by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.

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