Godfrey, Leon B.

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Godfrey, Leon B. age 80 of Lafayette, NJ died suddenly Friday April 22, 2016 with his loving family by his side following a brief illness. Born and raised in Sanford, NC, Mr. Godfrey has been a resident of Lafayette Twp. for most of his life.

Son of the late Ms. B. Godfrey Gilmore, he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean War. He had a long career as a Maintenance Mechanic for the Colloid Chemical Co. of Cedar Knolls, NJ until his retirement in 1999. Mr. Godfrey loved vacationing and spending time with his family in Seaside Heights. He enjoyed good times, parties and a good cup of coffee. A loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Leon was pre deceased by his beloved wife Judith A. (Schleer) in 1999, his son Edward P. in 1996, his daughter Lisa G. Godfrey in 1999 as well as his son Bryant K. in 2012. Survivors include his daughters Leeann Godfrey and Tammy L. Kostka, his sons Leon D. Godfrey and Lance B. Kostka his companion Jeannanie Kolodjeski as well as his fourteen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held Monday April 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM in the Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. Memorial Visitation will be held in the Funeral Home Monday from 4-6 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Korean War Veterans Memorial www.korenawarveteransmemorial.org

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