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.
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