Paul John Godlewski, 77, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 24th. He was surrounded by family and holding the hand of the light of his life, his wife Margaret. He always said he would never live a day without her and now he never will.
Paul lived in Hughestown for the last 24 years, on a quiet street where he enjoyed terrorizing the neighbors and tending to his garden. He spent much of his free time collecting shiny objects off the side of the roads in Pittston (and swearing the junk was useful), trying to rescue any animal that looked like it might need a home, and watching the same episodes of the same tv shows while complaining there was never anything on tv. His family believes Paul was the sole reason black jellybeans, pickled pig’s feet, and pickled herring are still in production and they apologize.
Paul is survived by Margaret, after almost 55 years of marriage. He has left his three sons, Brian, Gene, and Paulie, to carry on his legacy. He sincerely hopes their wives, April, Giovanna, and Laura, would keep them in line. His grandchildren, Miranda, Brandon, Christian, Brian, and Morgan meant the world to him, and he had the biggest soft spot for his great grandson, Gabriel. He is also survived by 1 brother and 2 sisters.
He was preceded in death his parents, seven siblings, two dogs, two cats, a bird, and a menagerie of small critters.
Paul will be missed more than he ever could have imagined. He was the rock of the Godlewski family, and nothing will be the same without him.
Friends and family are welcome to visit on Monday, January 31, 2022, from 9-11 am at Adonizio Funeral Home, LLC, 251 William Street, Pittston with funeral procession to St. Mary's Greek Catholic Cemetery, Dallas, immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to your local animal rescue in Paul’s honor.