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Eugene S Godwin Sr.

July 8, 1958 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Eugene Godwin Sr. Obituary

Eugene Steven Godwin was born on July 8, 1958 to the late Eugene and Bertha Godwin in New York City.  He was the second born of four children.  Eugene was educated in the Parochial school system in the Bronx.  Eugene met Evelyn Carrero while attending Mt Saint Michael HS and had one child Eugene S. Godwin Jr . Eugene attended John Jay College for Criminal Justice where he met and married Inez Riss on July 6, 1981.  Out of this union they had three children Aasan, Sean, and Ronnie.

Eugene worked for New York Bus Service and MTA before fulfilling his dream of joining the New York City Police Department in 1984. After the graduating from the police academy Eugene began his career at the 47th Pct. in the Bronx.  Here he would work to protect and serve.  Eugene was one of the first officers in the CPOP (Community Police Officer Program) program.  He was well known in the community and worked with the residents, schools, and local businesses.  He would continue to work with several units before becoming a detective.  Eugene worked along side his comrades as a first responder on 9/11.  Eugene would leave the department in 2004 and retire to Spring Hill, Florida.  Eugene worked in private security for a few years before fully enjoying his retirement from the NYPD. 

It is a little known fact that Eugene played hockey in high school and college.  He also loved his music and hosted a radio show while in college (he had the voice for it). He loved hanging with his friends and just having a good time. He also loved to bowl with his children and later with his parents.  His favorite pastime was watching sports with his sons and friends. 

Eugene leaves to mourn his first wife Inez of Spring Hill, FL four children Eugene Jr (Laura) of Spring Hill, Fl., Aasan (Danielle) of Allentown, Pa., Sean (Courtney) Spring Hill, Fl., Ronnie of Pensacola, Fl., and Fernando of Denver CO. Grandchildren: Timothy, Elijah, Julius, Sanaa, Logan, Aasan, Cruze, Ryder, Isaiah, Javian, TaSean, Tru, Chase, Grayson, and Ka’mari. Great-grandson Za’Kai., his sister Karen of Spring Hill, Fl. Also, Andrea, Anthony and Chris. A host of nieces and nephews and extended family, friends, and his companion Margret.

Eugene lived his life to protect and serve his community. We thank you for your dedication and hard work as a NYCPD officer. We appreciate your selfless actions and heroism at the World Trade Center on 9/11/2001.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Services

Celebration of Life
Friday
February 9, 2024

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Downing Funeral Home
1214 Wendy Court
Spring Hill, FL 34607

Funeral Mass
Friday
February 9, 2024

1:00 PM
St. Theresa Catholic Church
1107 Commercial Way
Spring Hill, FL 34607

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