BANGOR – William Homer Godsoe died peacefully Aug. 20, 2008, on his 94th birthday, at a Bangor health care facility, after a long illness. He was born Aug. 20, 1914, in Bangor, the son of Aaron Burr Godsoe and Kate (Harriman) Godsoe. Bill spent his youth in Hampden and Albany, N.Y., and graduated from Albany High School. He married Helen Arlene St. Clair, July 19, 1941. Bill served in the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army during World War II. After the war, Bill was a longtime watch repairman and jeweler in the Bangor area. Later he served as a custodian at the Masonic Hall, Bangor, until his retirement. Bill was an accomplished bird carver for many years and participated in numerous local craft shows. He also loved working with wood, especially projects for his family members. Bill loved Maine and spent many weekends with Helen bird watching and enjoying Maine’s coastline and scenery. Bill was a member and past master of St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 83 AF & AM of Bangor, Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Bangor and the Maine Consistory 32 second degree, Portland. Bill is survived by his second wife, Virginia Coffey of Bangor; his daughter, Sue Godsoe of Bangor; two sons, Stephen Godsoe and his wife, Heidi, of Bangor, and Larry Godsoe and his wife, Sue, of Old Town; his niece, Katie White of Bangor; eight grandchildren, Amanda and her husband, Dario Gil, Travis Godsoe and his wife, Julie, Marin Godsoe, Debbie Rand and her husband, Michael, Jenny Mahan and her husband, David, Scott Godsoe, Karen Cyr and her husband, Philip, and Brian Watkins; and six great-grandchildren, Amber Cyr, Alexander Cyr, Andrew Cyr, Aidan Cyr, Sofia Gil and Elena Gil. He was predeceased by his first wife, Helen, after 49 happy years of marriage; his aunt, Thelma “Temmy” Bowler; his nephew, Richard St. Clair; and his sister, Hope St. Clair. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a Masonic memorial service will be conducted 2:30 p.m. by the offices and members of St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 83 AF & AM of Bangor. A private memorial gathering will be held later. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.