Obituary: John James Godfrey

Posted 2/23/22

John James Godfrey, formerly of Glen Spey, NY, passed away on February 6, 2022. He was living with his son, Michael Godfrey, in Crossville, TN.

John was born on May 10, 1930 in Middletown, …

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Obituary: John James Godfrey

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John James Godfrey, formerly of Glen Spey, NY, passed away on February 6, 2022. He was living with his son, Michael Godfrey, in Crossville, TN.

John was born on May 10, 1930 in Middletown, NY.

John was raised in High View, NY, the son of Raymond and Catherine Godfrey. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Doctorate in Chemistry from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. John worked for Standard Oil Company of California, for W.R. Grace and Company, and for U.S. Steel Corporation.

John married his childhood sweetheart, Helen Leahy Godfrey. John and Helen retired to the family’s home at Mohican Lake in Glen Spey. Helen preceded John in death in 2012. John is survived by his two children, Michael Godfrey and Patricia Godfrey Olm, and by two grandchildren, Matthew and Derek.

A funeral will be held this summer at a date to be determined in St Anthony’s Cemetery in Eldred, NY.

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