He was an Army veteran fighting in World War II and was retired from McKee Foods.
He was a devout Christian who loved the Lord very much, and he loved attending church at Covenant Baptist Church.
He liked watching baseball, especially the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers football fan. He was surrounded by love here on earth and as he passed on to the angels above. He will be missed by all.
He was the son of the late John Goda Sr. and Mary Micak Goda. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Karlo.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Patsy Ruth Goda: children: Teresa Brown and her husband, Max, Delores Cannon and her husband, Wayne, Rosemary Ramsey and her husband, Tony, Donna Jacobs, Doug Jacobs Jr. and his wife, Bridgette, Darla McFather and her husband, Mike; grandchildren: Master Sgt. Shad McCrary and his twin brother, Chad McCrary, Lance Cpl. Ryan Ramsey, Stephen Kline, Stacy Rhodes, Yada Draper and Natasha and Bart Walker, Nicole Geren, Zack Johnson, Morgan and Jerry Wells; and seven great-grandchildren.
A Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Covenant Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Higgins officiating.
Interment will follow in Macedonia Baptist Church cemetery with military honors.
Pallbearers will be Mike McFather, Thomas Brown, Lynn Crisp, Tim Rhoades, Eric Geren and Zack Johnson.
A white dove release will conclude the service at the cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 5 to 8 at the Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes.
Please share your memories and or condolences with family at www.jimrushfuneral homes.com.