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Stanley Howard Bodkin
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Birth: Mar. 27, 1934
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 3, 2006
Morgantown
Monongalia County
West Virginia, USA

S/o William Lon Bodkin and Blanche M. Sheneman
Stanley was born in Ohio and lived with his parents in a small home in Toledo until 1942 when his mother had to be hospitalized. Then he was uprooted to live in McCoole, MD with his father and Grandmother, Dora Isabel Kiser Bodkin.
Graduated from Bruce High School in Westernport, MD
Graduated from Potomac State University in May 1954
Joined the US Army and attended Chemical School in Sept 1954
Married Ida Mae Weaver on Nov 26, 1954 and was transferred to Fairbanks Alaska in 1955.
Stan was discharged after his 3 years were up and moved back to McCoole and began building his home...literally one paycheck worth of lumber at a time, while working full time for Allegany Ballistic Laboratory as a Research Technician.
Retired from ABL on 1 Apr 1989.
Had to admit his wife to a nursing home in 1997 and remained so loyal that he visited her 3 times every day for 7 years! She preceded him in death in 2004 and in 2006 he was diagnosed as having lung cancer. He had surgery at WVU Hosp but had complications from the surgery. He died in the hospital on 21 Jun 2004. Tests show the diagnosis was wrong and he did not have cancer at all.
He was an amazing provider, husband and father! 
 
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 Parents:
  William Lon Bodkin (1901 - 1992)
 
 Spouse:
  Ida Mae Weaver Bodkin (1934 - 2004)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Potomac Memorial Gardens
Keyser
Mineral County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Linda Harris
Record added: Sep 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77111752
Stanley Howard Bodkin
Added by: Linda Harris
 
Stanley Howard Bodkin
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Hey, Dad! I knew you love tools better than flowers! I never pick up a tool without thinking you are there to watch over me and guide me. You were the best...carpenter, husband, father and grandfather...none compare. I love you and miss you dearly!
- Linda Harris
 Added: Oct. 2, 2011
 
 
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