In Memoriam: Robert Bodkin (March 4, 1947 – Jan. 10, 2022)

April 2022 Posted in Obituary

Robert W. Bodkin II was born in Los Angeles, California, on March 4, 1947. He passed away on Jan. 10, 2022, at the age of 74 at his home in the Silverton Hills. 

He grew up in Alhambra, California. Bob earned a B.A. in Marketing & Finance at California State University, Los Angeles. He was a Vietnam veteran, and a very successful real estate broker for 50 years. Bob was active in Cursillo retreats for many years. He was an avid golfer, a prolific gardener, and enjoyed playing cards with his family. 

Bob was a kind and generous man, ready to provide assistance to anyone in need and was deeply devoted to his Catholic faith. He was an active member of St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Glendora, California. An evangelist at heart, Bob enjoyed passing out Catholic books to parishioners on special Holy Days. He prayed the Rosary and attended Mass daily. 

Bob was in the process of moving to Oregon. He bought many buildings including the Wilco building in Mount Angel which recently burned down.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Helen Bodkin, and his sister, Diane Wurtz. He is survived by his sister Barbara (Hubert) Hettwer, and five nieces and nephews. Services were held at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church in Glendora, with burial on Jan. 26 at Resurrection Cemetery in Rosemead, California. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to one of Bob’s favorite charities: Kiwanis Club of San Gabriel Foundation, West San Gabriel Valley Association of Realtors, St. John Bosco High School (Salem, Oregon), Cala Figueroa Foundation (Pomona, California.) and Mary’s Mercy Center Inc. (San Bernadino, CA).

Arrangements are through Cabot & Sons Funeral Directors, Pasadena, California.

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