From his home on North Rockton Avenue, Goral created and presided over one of the city's oldest neighborhood watch groups, Roosevelt United Neighbors.
He was successful in cleaning up his neighborhood of drug houses and open trash dumps.
Goral served on the Boards of many Rockford Housing Groups.
The 72-year-old Alderman was successful in his first runs for political office when he won his seventh ward city council seat in 2001.
The time and date of funeral services for Goral have not been provided yet.