Michael Patrick Goda

Michael "Patrick" Goda, passed away February 13, 2014 in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where he lived with his wife Joetta and daughter Callie.
Patrick was born on March 17, 1971 in Topeka, Kansas to Michael A. Goda and Pamela Gwynn. He attended North Montgomery High School, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Wabash College. He also attended the University of Hawaii where he obtained a Master's degree in Meteorology. Patrick married Joetta on September 5, 1998.
He was employed at the Los Alamos National Lab for approximately 10 years before he left to run his own business, Ask Me Graphics. He has most recently spent his time as an at home father caring for his eight year old daughter Callie.
In addition to devotedly caring for his daughter, he enjoyed playing guitar, photography, graphic design, hiking and reading.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers Mike Goda and Tom Gwynn. He is survived by his wife Joetta Goda and daughter Calberta "Callie" Goda, father and step mother Michael and Linda Goda of Fontanet, mother Pamela Gwynn of Crawfordsville, sisters Jennifer Rivers and Mary Ellen Goda, brothers Sean Goda and Pete Goda, and 15 nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home Friday, February 21, 2014 from 2-5pm, with the funeral to follow at 5:00 pm.
In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to his daughter Callie's education fund via Old National Bank 1825 Lafayette Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47804, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences www.roselawnfuneralhome.net
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Feb. 20, 2014