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Aleith N. Godleske

July 6, 1936 — March 29, 2023

(Middleport) Aleith N. Mittlestadt Godleske, 86, of Middleport, wife of the late Leonard M. Godleske (1981) and the late Kenneth H. Mittlestadt (1955), passed away on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at Buffalo General Medical Center. Aleith was born on July 6, 1936, to the late Arnold and Margaret (Manchester) Niles in the Town of Hartland.

Aleith worked for many years in administration at the FMC Corp. in Middleport and her last position was as an Executive Admin at Wyndham Lawn Home for Children in Lockport. She was a member of the Middleport United Methodist Church for over 50 years and served on several church committees including the Finance and Staff Parish Relations teams as well as the Knitter’s Club. In her spare time, she loved traveling and camping with the Happy Wanderers Camping Club.

Aleith is survived by her son Mark (Kim) Mittlestadt, daughters Karen Mittlestadt, and Laura (James) Pontillo. Also surviving are grandchildren Lindzay and Shelby Mittlestadt, Shanece Floyd, Keianna Hall, Asia and Angel Hill, great grandchildren LaMya and Jahon and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and late husbands, she was predeceased by her sister Lois (John) Riddle, son Paul Mittlestadt, and grandson Kenneth Mittlestadt.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 4 from 4-7 PM at Bates, Wallace, and Heath Funeral Home at 38 State St. in Middleport. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 5 at 10 AM at the Middleport United Methodist Church, 9 Park Ave. in Middleport. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Middleport United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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Service Schedule

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Calling Hours

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home - Middleport

38 State St, Middleport, NY 14105

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Middleport United Methodist Church

9 Park Ave, Middleport, NY 14105

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