Ralph Anthony Godleski

February 2, 1932March 7, 2018

Ralph Anthony Godleski, 84, passed away on March 7, 2018 in Houston, Texas peacefully.

Ralph was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on February 2, 1934. He worked in the grocery business in both Pennsylvania at Acme Markets and Texas at Jumbo Markets for a combined 45 years. After retirement, Ralph spent the last 20 years building his own business sharpening scissors and blades for numerous hair salons, textile companies, upholstery shops, grooming salons and doctors’ offices across the Houston area.

Ralph was an avid golfer, musician, artist, auto mechanic, pilot, reader, political observer and conversationalist. Outside of being on the golf course or at the casino, Ralph most enjoyed spending his time with his family and many friends.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Matilda Godleski, whom he was married to for 64 years; his brother, Stanley Godleski; his two children, Mark Godleski and his wife Alison, and Diane Green and her husband Eddie; his two grandchildren Cristie and Rebecca.

Ralph lived a full, happy life, was extremely loved by all who knew him and will be forever missed.

Plans for a memorial service will be decided and posted soon.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 7, 2018

Ralph Anthony Godleski

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Diane Broussard

November 1, 2018

Sorry this is so late....Ralph was my scissor man for over 15 years...always kind an considerate and a master at his craft.I will miss his carnations and prayers go out to his family

Genie Damms

July 25, 2018

Genie Damms

July 25, 2018

I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Ralph. He sharpened and sold me shears for the last 15 years. I just called him yesterday to get them sharpened to discover someone had his number. So I googled him and found this. He was the sweetest guy and always brought us flowers and never charged more than $5. He told me once he did it for the love of sharpening scissors. RIP you will never be forgotten

Don & Lisa Godleski

March 21, 2018

Many fond memories from Claire Drive to Dallas Pa. Holidays and summer picnics were always a great time to see everyone. Let’s not forget the trips back and forth to Tuncannock to build a store (very cold but the pizza was to die for).

God Speed Uncle Ralph, you are in good hands now
God Bless
Don & Lisa

stanley godleski

March 19, 2018

Ralph and I didn't get to see each other often but we did talk.
I certainly will miss him.
I know he will make it up above
Brother Stanley

Jack Holodnak

March 17, 2018

Aunt Tillie,
I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.
Jack Holodnak


March 16, 2018

Many good and happy memories visiting my Uncle Ralph , Aunt Tillie and cousins Mark and Diane

Shawn Rogers

March 14, 2018

I knew Ralph for many years. He was the one guy that I called for my shear sharpening and of course to purchase new ones.One thing I know, 2 things for sure, Ralph was a WONDERFUL man and your smile and good-hearted nature will be forever missed. Rest In Peace Dear Friend. We'll see each other again...

Ron Angert

March 8, 2018

You will be missed. Rest in peace.