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Godley, Frederick Jr.

Frederick Godley U.S. Navy WWII
Frederick Godley U.S. Navy WWII

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Date of Birth: 11/23/1919
Died On: 30-Jun-16
Street Address: 265 Grace Church St.
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy-WWII - USS Quick

Veteran Code: USN-74

Frederick Godley was born in New York in 1920. In Rye his family lived at 265 Grace Church St. and were members of the Presbyterian Church. Frederick served as an officer in the U.S. Navy during World War II.


November 23, 1919 -- June 30, 2016.

Born in Rye, New York, on November 23, 1919, Fred graduated from The Hotchkiss School in 1938 and later served on the board of trustees. He graduated from Yale in 1942 after an interruption to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II. As a Naval Reserve Ensign, he was attached to the destroyer, USS Quick where he served for four and a half years as a Top Gunnery Officer. After service, he graduated from the Scheffield School of Engineering and began working at PerkinElmer.

He then started the Continental Manufacturing Valve Company, later renamed Xomox, with his friend and co-founder, Lawson Reed. With his interest in medicine, Fred went on to spin-off Xomed, a biomedical application of the high temperature valve technology. Outside of his vocational pursuits, Fred was the head of the building committee of the Presbyterian Church in New Canaan, Connecticut where he served on the vestry for many years, was a founding member of The Eaglesmere Conservancy, and with his wife, Mary, he founded the Godley House in Rutland, Vermont as a residential transitional house for Spring Lake Ranch, a mental health rehabilitation facility.

Fred was predeceased by his daughter Margaretta Godley, is survived by his three children, Mac Godley, Rick Godley and Betsy Godley Spence and by his wife, Mary, to whom he was married for 75 years. Please visit our online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com Services under the care and direction of Quinn-Shalz Family Funeral Home, Jacksonville Beach, FL.

Published in The New York Times on July 6, 2016
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