Steven Jerome Goddard of West Grove

Steven Jerome Goddard, 81, of West Grove, died Jan. 2, at his home. He was the husband of Marna Mason Goddard, 82, who died Jan. 14. They shared 56 years of marriage.

Steven and Marna Goddard

Steve was born in Louisville, Ky., graduated from Rice University, and earned his doctorate from MIT. He worked for DuPont.

Marna was born in Hartford, Conn., graduated from Earlham College, and earned her master’s from Harvard.

Steve and his wife Marna were both music lovers and patrons of the arts, Steve hosted a radio show at WVUD for several years. Their love of nature, community, and conservancy was exemplified by their donation of land to London Grove Township which initiated what is now known as Goddard Park.

Steve and Marna were preceded in death by their son Chad Phillips Goddard and survived by their daughter Laura Pogue.

Services and interment will be held privately. Contributions in their memory may be made to London Grove Township/Goddard Park, 372 Rosehill Rd, West Grove, Pa. 19390.

Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. (484-734-8100) To view their online obituary, please visit

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