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Godfrey, Pieter Yates Resident of Milwaukee, passed away on June 9, 2011, at the age of 53. Son of Constance and the late Dudley J. Godfrey Jr. Husband of Jeanne Godfrey. Loving father of Ella Mayboeck and Mercy Pember Godfrey. Survived by brothers Dudley James (Lisa) Godfrey III, and Adam Perham (Patricia) Godfrey. Uncle of Connor, Alyssa, Ryan, Joshua, and Shinji. Also survived by uncles Roger (Signe) Godfrey, John (Patricia) and Charles (Maryanne) Pember. Further survived by other relatives, many good friends, and devoted employees. Pieter graduated from University School of Milwaukee, the
University of Minnesota
, School of Architecture Minneapolis, with continuing education in China. Pieter was unique in so many ways. His special expertise in architecture, historic preservation, building materials, advocate for urban ecology, sustainable living, and his love for the past and present city of Milwaukee. Pieter served on the Board of Directors of the Layton Art Collection, Inc., and numerous neighboring communities to help strengthen and revitalize those neighborhoods. For more information about Pieter you may go to
for an article written by Whitney Gould on September 17, 2007. A service honoring Pieter's life will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 4:00 PM, at the Milwaukee Athletic Club, 758 North Broadway, Milwaukee, the Reverend Steven Teague, presiding. Family will greet friends following the service. Memorials in Pieter's name may be made to the Milwaukee Art Museum, 700 N. Art Museum Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or the Urban Ecology Center, 1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee, WI 53211 or St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 914 East Knapp Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or to a charity of your choice.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from June 12 to June 16, 2011
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"Dear Godfrey Family, Being the Real Estate Agent at the MMSD I got to know Pieter (20 yrs) and his dream..."
- Dennis Stefanik
"I was an intern at the Urban Ecology Center last summer and had many interactions with Pieter. He would..."
"My deepest sympathy to the Godfrey family in your time of sorrow. My heart is saddened to know that..."
"Dear Jeanne.....I am so sorry for your loss.My thoughts and prayers with all of you... Hussem Tsolak"
"Dear Jeanne, I am so sorry to hear the tragic news. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your..."
- Jim Hodson
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