Charles Goedde
Charles Goedde

Obituary of Charles A. Goedde

Charles A. Goedde, 97, of Bothell, Washington passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2023 in Everett, Washington. Born in Covington, Kentucky, Charles was one of six siblings.

He joined the Society of Mary as a Marianist Brother during 1950-1969, serving as a math and science teacher at San Francisco Riordan High School and Chaminade High School in Los Angeles, and later as founder and principal of the Marianist Middle School in Mokpo, Korea. He continued as a high school teacher with the US Department of Defense in Okinawa and South Korea in the 1970s and 1980s.

Charles loved playing baseball, golf, taking drives, and completing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. (And he was especially partial to maple nut ice cream.) A devoted husband and father, Charles is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Maria; children: Patricia, Bernard, and Rita; and grandchildren: Bia, Casey, and Payden.

The funeral mass was held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Bothell, Washington on Thursday, February 9, 2023, followed by burial service at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline, Washington on Friday, February 17, 2023.

Memorial donations may be made to the Marianists at (denoting care for the elderly Marianists).

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Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Thursday, February 9, 2023
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
2316 - 180th Street SE
Bothell, Washington, United States
(425) 481-0303
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