Ronald W. Godfrey Sr., 82, died Friday night at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital ER. He is survived by his wife, Delores Chimelewski Godfrey.
Born in Brewster, N.Y., son of the late Raymond and Gladys Smalley Godfrey, he was a graduate of Brewster High School, worked as a brakeman for the New York Central Railroad and retired from PG&W. He was a Korean War
veteran, and retired after 36 years from the 109th Infantry, National Guard, as a sergeant first class. He was a former member of St. Vladimir Ukrainian Catholic Church, and held life memberships with the VFW
Post 4909, Dupont, of which he was a past post commander, and the AMVETS, Post 189.
He is also survived by a son, Ronald W. Godfrey Jr. and wife, Joan, Pittsburgh; three daughters, Mary Lees and husband, James, Scranton; Ann Shields and husband, Joseph, Scranton; and Rhonda DeNunzio and husband, Frank, Lake Ariel; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Ruth Roth, Marion Burdick, Dorothy Brady, all of Brewster; and Lois Taylor, Danbury, Conn.; a brother, George Godfrey, Brewster; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Lesavage, who died on April 7, 1984; a granddaughter, Elizabeth Shields; two brothers, Charles and Raymond Godfrey; and a sister, Vivian Hyatt.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 262 Railroad Ave., Scranton, to be conducted by the Rev. Myron Myronyuk. Interment will be private. Veteran services will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. by VFW Post 4909 and Am-Vets Post 189. Military honors will be accorded Wednesday after funeral services.
A viewing for family and friends will be on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m.
Condolences: www. chomkofuneralhome.com