ATLANTA, GA. — GODFREY – Harry R., 82, Atlanta, Ga., formerly of Ashville, died Jan. 4, 2013, in Atlanta. Born Oct. 3, 1930, in Ashville, son of the late Owen and Eulalia “Lale” (Conrad) Godfrey. Preceded in death by childhood sweetheart and wife, former Maryann Vicars, whom he married Dec. 28, 1955, in Ashville, and she died May 15, 2001, and sisters, Luella Ahles and Sally Miller. Survived by children, Scott (Tara), St. Thomas, Virgin Islands; Anne Godfrey, Fort Worth, Texas; and Owen (Lori), Merritt Island, Fla.; five grandchildren, Megan, Sean, Katy, Nikki and Skye; sister, Ella Marie McCarty, Cresson; and loving friend, partner and companion, Annie Voigt. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. A 1948 graduate of Cresson High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1954, stationed in Germany. Harry specialized in the field of intelligence. Upon his return to the U.S., he earned a BA in sociology from St. Francis College, Loretto, in 1957, and spent a year in law school at Georgetown University in 1961. He began his career in public health in Baltimore in 1961. For the next 25 years, Harry worked for the Centers for Disease Control as an epidemiologist, combating a variety of infectious diseases in the U.S., Africa and Asia. During this time, he acted as operations officer and consultant in Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and India in direct support of the global eradication of smallpox. He was decorated by the Ivory Coast in 1972 for smallpox eradication, measles control and cholera intervention. After retiring from CDC in 1986, Harry worked as a primary health care consultant in numerous developing countries. He consulted for USAID, UNICEF, WHO, CDC, Tulane University, World Vision, World Relief, John Snow Institute, Care International and Plan International. As his final contribution to global health care, he worked with the Carter Presidential Foundation in support of the eradication of Guinea worm. Former member of St. Thomas Catholic Church, Ashville, where funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, the Rev. Sean Code, celebrant. Committal, St. Thomas Cemetery, Ashville. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Gibbons Funeral Home, Ashville, where a vigil service will be held Wednesday. Military rites in charge of Ashville VFW and other local military organizations. With much love we bring back to Ashville your native son.
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
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BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
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