William Arthur Goddin

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William Arthur Goddin Sr. GlenvilleWilliam Arthur Goddin Sr., 70, of Glenville NY, passed away from pneumonia on Tuesday, March 18 at The Oaks at Mayview Nursing Home in Raleigh, NC. The son of the late Janice and Arthur Goddin Jr., Bill was born July 22, 1943, in Middletown, NY. He was a 1961 graduate of Shaker High School in Latham, NY where he played football. He went on to earn his AAS in engineering in 1964 from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. After college Bill enlisted in the Navy where he was the Educational Petty Officer of his company and earned the American Spirit Honor Medal for outstanding leadership. After recruit training he attended Engineering Aid School. As a Seabee in the Naval Construction Battalion, he served two tours in Vietnam. He was stationed in Port Hueneme, CA, where he met and married his late wife, Lin. When his enlistment was up they returned to New York and raised seven children. He retired from the Town of Glenville in 1999 after 25 years of service. During that time he held the positions of town engineer and superintendent of the water and sewer department. His favorite activities included sailing, swimming, wood crafting and traveling. Survivors include his children, Stacey E. (Christopher) Almy, Janice C. (Shonn) Isitt, Laura R. (James) Schuler, William A. (Kristin) Goddin Jr., Jeffrey A. (Kimberly) Goddin, John C. (Denise) Goddin, and Robert G. Goddin; two sisters, Pamela G. (Owen) Bennett and Jill A. (Lamont) Edwards; and 16 grandchildren; also survived by a niece and three nephews, many cousins and his special ladyfriend, as he called her, Evelyn Knowlton. Calling hours will be held Thursday, March 27, 2014, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Rd., Scotia, NY 12302. A funeral service will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871 where the Stratton Honor Guard will perform the military honors. (Please meet at cemetery entrance at 10:45 a.m.) Memorial contributions may be made to in Bill's memory.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 25, 2014
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