Ronald W. Godfrey Sr.

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.

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Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 16, 2014