Edward C. Godnig, 98, of Arden, died Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Lodge at Mills River.
Born in Staten Island, NY, he was the husband of the late Mary Grace (Lombardo) Godnig, and the son of the late Mario V. and Elvira (Sebastiani) Godnig. He was preceded in death by a brother, Albert.
Edward was a WWII US Army Air Corp veteran, having achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant.
He was employed as an Aerospace Design Engineer, working in the Aviation industry.
Edward is survived by his children: Maureen Donovan and her husband George of Bay Shore, NY; Dr. Edward C. Godnig, Jr. and his wife Madeleine of Wasila, AK; and Carol G. Matney and her husband Jack of Mills River; 5 grandchildren: Kathleen McKenna and her husband Scott of Lindenhurst, NY; George S. Donovan, Jr. and his wife Breeanna of West Islip, NY; Cedric Godnig and his wife Jennie and Oliver Godnig, all of Wasilla, AK; and Ashley Howard and her husband Adam of Port St. Lucie, FL; 5 great-grandchildren: Daniel, Libby, Zavier, Ailey, and Henry; a sister, Charlotte Czarnomski of Pompton Plains, NJ; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 PM on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery, Black Mountain.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Edward’s memory may be made to Trinity View Retirement Community, 2533 Hendersonville Rd., Arden, NC 28704.