Ralph Emerson Godemann, 63, of Stone Mountain, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loved ones on July 14, 2015. Born in Utica, New York, he was the son of Ralph Godemann and Evelyn Bowser. He graduated Utica College of Syracuse University and was employed for 35 years with Lennox International. He enjoyed working with people immensely because of the stimulating conversations and different perspectives. Ralph enjoyed listening to all types of music, and took enormous pleasure in the outdoors, traveling, and enjoying a cigar among friends, but most important to Ralph - was spending quality time with his family. He was also known for his immense love of peanuts, chocolate, and ice-cream or anything sweet! He is survived by his best friend and wife Diana, his three children and their families: Tara and Justin Strom; Michael and Heather Godemann and their son Avery; Carin and Jared Henry and their daughter Jesabelle, and Michelle Cornacchio the mother of Michael & Carin. Surviving is his mother Evelyn and her husband Dave Wilson; His brother Robert and wife Cindy; His sisters: Allison Crandall and husband Ralph; Alisa O'Connor and husband Bill. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and cousins that he loved dearly. Ralph is preceded by his father Ralph and his brother Richard. The memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 12:00 PM at Wages & Sons Funeral Home & Crematories - located at 1040 Main Street in Stone Mountain. The family requests that in the spirit of Ralph's giving nature - in lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in his honor.

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  1. Diana and Family,
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We Love You.

    Donna and Family

  2. Diana and Family,
    I have had the pleasure of knowing Ralph for the past 12 or so years through ADP. He is one of the nicest people that I have every had the privilege to be associated with…..always a gentleman and always smiling!!!! He will be missed.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Dave Walter

  3. Diana and Family,

    Ralph was my first boss when I started with Heatcraft in 1993. He was a great man to work for. I’m sorry for your loss. I know he will surely be missed.

    Louis Miro

  4. Michelle, Carrin, Michael, Avery and Earl,
    I’m so sorry for your loss . A wonderful man, I have many great memories of Ralph in the early 1980’s in Wilmington and Florida. My sincere sympathy.
    Lauren Roberts .

  5. Aunt Moe and Tara, you are deeply in my thoughts and prayers. My heart aches for yall and the rest of the family. I remember all the times I came to visit. My famous memory was when Brad and Miah put me on the trampoline and played popcorn with me and I landed on my neck. Yall were so worried.
    I also remember when Miah told me someone put the turkey in the oven upside down. Lol love you

    I love yall so much muah love Dhari

  6. Diana, Tara, Michael & Carin and children,
    My heart breaks as I watch how heartbroken you are. May your memories help you through the difficult times ahead.
    Know that I am here anytime day or night. I know that God will Bless You. I love you!

  7. Diana and Family,
    To hear you recount some of your more favorite memories of Ralph and your families, and to watch you smile from ear to ear,
    brings joy to my heart. I know those memories will get you all through the bumpy road ahead. I also know that Ralph is in very good company…and he will always be near, just as the gentle breeze that comes across your face. I love you dearly.

  8. Dear Diana and Family,
    Revelation 21 verses 3 & 4. Hopefully this will bring some comfort and closure. I love all of you. Memories of you all when we as a family visited when the children were younger and Ralph you had much more hair. Memories of our families together then and now have grown, some parted ways and some are tighter than ever. memories of unconditional love for one another We love you all. Hugs and kisses. Muah!

  9. I never got the chance to thank you in person for helping me get my lifr back on track from a bad decision I made as a young man. I was deeply greatful and would not know where I would be in life today if you wouldn’t have done what did. You guys will always be in my heart and I will always be thinking about you. And I am just sad to see that Ralph will not be able to see my two children grow up. It very true that only the good die young. With all my love Brad Odom

  10. My deepest sympathy to all the family. Hadn’t seen Ralph since we were young children. I was especially happy when we connected on Facebook. From the comments above, Cousin Ralph was a gift to many. Blessings and prayers of comfort.

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