Cynthia Rayvis Godofsky

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November 5, 1946 - December 28, 2013 Judge Cynthia Rayvis Godofsky, 67, passed away comfortably at home on Saturday morning, in the loving embrace of her family. Cancer took her life, but never her dignity and grace. Born in Philadelphia, and raised in Florida, she graduated from Ohio State University, where she also received a master's degree in education. She and her husband, Irvin, raised their two daughters in the Los Angeles area. In her mid-30's, after years in the field of education, she earned a law degree at Southwestern Law School in 1985. She became a litigator, then eventually served as a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney in the Hard Core Gang and Major Narcotics Divisions until her appointment as a Superior Court Judge in 2001. She will always be remembered as a loving, loyal and nurturing mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend, and a highly respected judge, who was admired for her integrity, fairness and approachability. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Irvin Godofsky; her daughters, Maya (David Parver) Godofsky and Johonna (Aaron) Katz; and granddaughters, Noa and Talia Parver, and Audrey and Jordan Katz. She also dearly loved, and was loved by, her sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Larrie Greenberg, Carol & Michael Singer, and their families, as well as many other extended family members, and a wide circle of cherished friends. Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Tuesday, December 31st, at 2:00 PM. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Cynthia Rayvis to "Women Helping Youth" 15332 Antioch Street #36, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 29, 2013
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