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Walter P. Godles Sr. Obituary
ELYRIA - Walter P. Godles, Sr., 80, of Elyria passed away Tuesday, November 15, 2011 following a brief illness.
He was born August 14, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio.
Walter was a manager at B.F. Goodrich in Lorain. He retired after 30 years from a job which he loved. He was a member of the Polish Club in Lorain. His biggest love was his family. He adored his dogs, was a skilled gambler, enjoyed traveling, gardening, sports, and was a passionate Ohio State Buckeye fan.
Mr. Godles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Grace C. (nee Thompson) of Elyria; daughters Patricia (James) Springer, Christine (Paul Flood) Godles, Doreen (Anthony) Baker, son Michael (Shelley) Godles, daughter-in-law Barbara Bohoric, all of Elyria; brothers John Godles of Avon, Don Horvath of Mt. Vernon, Joseph Horvath of Amherst, and Ray Horvath of Florida; 19 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Antoni Godles and Anna Horvath (nee Niesduzaska); son Walter P. Godles, Jr.; granddaughter Wendy R. Godles; brothers Anthony and Joseph Godles, John Horvath; sister Marge Velemirovich.
Memorial Mass will be 10am Saturday, November 19 at Nativity BVM Church, 418 West 15th Street, Lorain. Rev. Robert Glepko will officiate. Friends may call 5-8pm Friday at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to Nativity BVM Church or Disabled American Veterans, 500 East 25th Street, Lorain, OH 44055. www.buschfuneral.com
Published in The Morning Journal on Nov. 17, 2011
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