SWARTSWOOD â€" Bryant K. Godfrey, age 53, of Swartswood, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at Morristown Medical Center following a long illness. Born in Denville, he grew up and had lived many years in Lafayette, and had lived in Swartswood for many years. Bryant was a hard-working computer expert and had worked for BASF Corp. of Florham Park since 1999 as a senior information services specialist. An avid fisherman, Bryant was also a diehard New York Yankees and Giants fan. A loving and devoted family man, he enjoyed spending as much time as possible with his family, holidays as well as the many vacations to the Jersey Shore. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him as well as being remembered as â€œOur Champion.â€ Mr. Godfrey was predeceased by his brother Ed in 1996, his mother, Judith A. (Schleer) Godfrey, and his sister Lisa Godfrey in 1999. Survivors include his beloved wife, Zahydie L. (Soto) Godfrey. They were married October 2011 and enjoyed their honeymoon in St. Lucia. Also surviving are his daughter Megan Godfrey; his son Christopher Godfrey; his father, Leon B. Godfrey; his sister Leeann Godfrey; his brother Leon D. Godfrey; as well as his two grandchildren, Sophia and Aiden, and his beloved dog Bella. Memorial visitation will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., immediately followed by memorial services at 7 p.m., in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home, 156 Main St. (Route 206), Newton. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either the
, www.cancer.org, or the
, www.diabetes.org. Online condolences may be offered through www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com.
9 entries | 2 photos
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 17, 2012