Obituaries » Ronald W. Godfrey Sr
March 14, 2014
Ronald W. Godfrey Sr., 82,of Avoca, died Friday night at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital ER. He is survived by his wife Delores Chimelewski Godfrey. Born in Brewster, NY, he was a son of the late Raymond and Gladys Smalley Godfrey. A graduate of Brewster High School, he worked as a brakeman for the New York Central Railroad and retired from PG & W. He was a Korean War veteran and retired after 36 years from the 109th Infantry, National Guard, as a Sergeant First Class. He was a former member of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church and held Life Memberships with the VFW Post 4909 of Dupont, of which he was a Past Post Commander and the Am-Vets, Post 189. He is also survived by 1 son, Ronald W. Godfrey Jr. and wife Joan, Pittsburgh, 3 daughters, Mary Lees and husband James, Scranton, Ann Shields and husband Joseph, Scranton, Rhonda DeNunzio and husband Frank, Lake Ariel, 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 4 sisters, Ruth Roth, Marion Burdick, Dorothy Brady, all of Brewster, Lois Taylor, Danbury, CT, 1 brother, George Godfrey, Brewster, numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Lesavage who died on April 7, 1984, 1 grand daughter, Elizabeth Shields, 2 brothers, Charles and Raymond Godfrey and 1 sister, Vivian Hyatt. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 am, in the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Avenue, West Scranton, 18505, to be conducted by Rev. Myron Myronyuk. Interment will be private. Veteran Services will be conducted at 6 pm Tuesday, by VFW Post 4909 and Am-Vets Post 189. Interment will be private. Military Honors will be accorded Wednesday after Funeral Services. Viewing for family and friends will be on Tuesday, 4 to 7 pm.