Louis Henry Goddard III
Mr. Louis Henry Goddard III, known fondly as “Lou”, age 29, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 20, 2013.
Lou was born in Wilmington on March 15, 1984, to Alene E. Goddard and Louis H. Goddard, Jr. Lou was extremely intelligent and graduated from Christiana High School in 2002. He continued his studies at the Chubb Institute in Springfield, PA. He went on to accept a position at HBCS, Ltd., where he worked as a network engineer.
Lou was a wonderful son, brother, friend, and husband. He enjoyed spending time with his late wife, Beth. He loved their pets–Piper (a Papillon), Annie (a rescue Poodle), Rompers, GC (“Garage Cat”), and Pigeon–so much. Computers were his passion at work and at home. He also loved to tinker: as a child he was always breaking things by taking them apart to see how they worked and trying try to put them back together again. He was a gifted mechanic and enjoyed maintaining and repairing his vehicles, both cars and motorcycles. Each year he would plan motorcycle road trips with his father, which included New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Southern states. During their Wisconsin trip, they earned a “Rustic Roads of Wisconsin” badge of which Lou was very proud. Lou was a kind, generous person who always offered assistance to those in need. He will be greatly missed.
Lou will be lovingly remembered by his parents, Lou and Alene; sister, Joyce A. Goddard and her boyfriend, Joseph J. Gregg (who was also one of Lou’s best friends); his brother, Brian R. Francis; his maternal grandparents, Betty and Almore J. Miller, Jr.; his aunts and uncles, Gladys A. Miller, Almore J. Miller III, Kathleen M. Adams and Thomas Adams; and his mother and father-in-law, Nancy and Bill Lewis. Extended family members and dear friends will also forever remember him. He was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth S. Linwood Goddard; his paternal grandparents, Josephine and Louis Goddard; and his great uncle, William J. Cope.
Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Lou’s life and a prayer service at 7 pm on Friday, May 24th, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, where visitation will begin at 5 pm. Interment will take place at 10 am on Saturday, May 25th, in the Garden of Remembrance at the First Presbyterian Church, 292 W. Main Street, Newark.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Lou’s name to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; or to Alliance of Hope for Suicide Survivors at www.allianceofhope.org.