Sept. 23, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2012
Stephen M. Godfrey, of Kenmore, former director of continuing education in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school district, died Saturday in Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 89.
Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of Kenmore High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State Teachers College. He later received his master’s degree from the University of Buffalo, where he also completed his course work for a doctorate.
He enlisted in the Army in 1942 and served in the Corps of Engineers in the China-Burma-India campaign.
Mr. Godfrey joined the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda schools in 1947 as a teacher and later served for 25 years as director of continuing education.
After he retired in 1985, he and his wife lived in Germany and France for a year and toured Europe and the Balkans until the Iron Curtain was lifted in 1989. Returning to Kenmore, they traveled extensively in the U.S.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Joan Flavin; a daughter, Kathleen Gaborit; and two sons, Michael Flavin and Brian Flavin.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:45 a.m. Saturday in St. John Neumann Chapel of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 1085 Englewood Ave., Town of Tonawanda.