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Lawrence Goddard

February 10, 1953 — June 6, 2024

Lawrence Goddard

February 10, 1953 — June 6, 2024

Lawrence Craig Goddard, 71, of Rancho Cucamonga, CA, died in Arcadia, CA on June 6, 2024.

He was born in Knoxville in 1953 to Helen Pauline (Rudisill) and Lawrence Clifton Goddard. Lawrence grew up in Springfield, IL and attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan where he specialized in the organ.

Everyone who knew Lawrence knew how much he loved music. Whether it was a Bach toccata or an Aerosmith jam, Lawrence enjoyed listening to it.

Lawrence was an active member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and served as the Church Music Director and Organist.

Lawrence is survived by his son Benjamin Craig Goddard of Los Angeles, CA, his sister Mary Suzanne Goddard of Asheville, NC and his longtime partner Ping Mui of Sarasota, FL.

The Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2024 at 2:30 p.m. in the Church of the Recessional at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA.

Donations to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (330 E. 16th Street, Upland, CA  91784) or to the Cancer Support Community (331 W. Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA 91024) would be greatly appreciated.

"Don't' cry for me, for I go where music is born."
--J. S. Bach

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Funeral Service of Lawrence Goddard

Saturday, August 24, 2024

2:30 - 3:30 pm (Pacific time)

Forest Lawn - Glendale - Church of the Recessional


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