Thomas R. Goethals, a longtime resident of West Tisbury, died Jan. 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 95 and was the grandson of the late Maj. Gen. George Goethals, who led construction of the Panama Canal. Tom Goethals was a founding member of the Nathan Mayhew Seminars on the Vineyard. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Gazette.