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David Robinson Godschalk, 86, of Chapel Hill, NC, died Saturday, January 27, 2018.
He grew up in Enid, the elder of two sons of the late Harold and Helen Godschalk. His grandfather, Marinus Godschalk, settled in Enid in 1893 and was a partner in Meibergen & Godschalk, an early business.
Dave graduated from high school in Enid in 1949, and attended Dartmouth College on a ROTC scholarship. He studied architecture and city planning at the University of Florida and received a PhD in City Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he taught for over 40 years.
Service to campus, community, state, and nation was an abiding theme in David's life. He served on active duty in the U.S. Navy during the 1950s and during the Berlin Crisis. He remained active in the U.S. Navy Reserve for many years, assuming the command of a reserve destroyer and retiring at the rank of Commander.
He was a member of the Chapel Hill Town Council for two terms and contributed his energy to a number of public commissions on the local and state level.
Dave is survived by his wife of 58 years, Lallie Moore Godschalk; by his son, David K. Godschalk, his wife Catherine, and their children Peter and Claire, of Bethesda, MD; and by his brother and his wife, Dick and Pat Godschalk, of Macon, GA, and their son Mark, his wife, and their two sons, of Atlanta, GA.
Published on February 2, 2018
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