John Patrick Godfrey, Sr., 73, of Gandeeville, died Friday, October 12, 2018, at home, after an extended illness.|
He was born April 8, 1945, in Washington, D.C., the son of the late Noble Hoover and Mary Patricia Vermillion Godfrey.
John was a retired employee of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He was a Navy veteran of the Viet Nam War, a member of the American Legion and the N.R.A. Also, he was a taxidermist.
Survivors include his wife, Denise Miller Godfrey of Gandeeville; son, John Patrick Godfrey, Jr. of Owings Mills, Md.; stepson, Bryan Michael Miller of Essex, Md.; brothers, Robert Daniel Godfrey of Westminster, Md., Charles Kenneth Godfrey of Whitehall, Md. and Gary Noble Godfrey of Reisterstown, Md.; brothers-in-law, Ronald L. Miller of York, Penn. and Gary C. Miller of Rising Sun, Md.; sisters-in-law, Karen L. Orbin of Rising Sun and Cheryl Fertitta of Westminster; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
A memorial service and burial in the Ascension Cemetery, Bowie, Md. will be held at a later date.
John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer, is assisting with the arrangements.
Condolences may be expressed at www.taylorfuneralhomeinc.com