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Thomas C. Bodkin
January 4, 1954 ~ June 29, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Thomas C. Bodkin born January 4, 1954 to the late Robert F Bodkin and Mary Louise Travis Bodkin Swaney in Uniontown, PA. Passed away in the Charleston, SC VA hospital on June 29, 2023.
He graduated from Laurel Highlands High school class of 1971. He served as a Vietnam Veteran and in the Army for 11 years, first as a medic then as a recruiter out of the Uniontown, PA office. He reached the rank of SFC.
He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Amvets, A.B.A.T.E and Hutchinson Sportsman Club.
Formerly employed at Rockwell, Paramedic at Uniontown Fireman's Ambulance and ended his career as a salesman at Cerini’s Harley Davidson.
Tom was a loyal friend and a fierce protector of his family. He loved family, motorcycles (especially his ‘49 Panhead), road trips and his retirement community in Murrells Inlet, SC where he spent many happy hours sitting on his shady porch with his dog Dixie by his side and visiting with his neighbors. He will be deeply missed.
Survived by his wife of 46 years, Rosana, daughter Kelly Simmons (both of Murrells Inlet, SC) brother Robert Bodkin of Griffin, GA, and his mother-in-law Patricia Martin whom he considered his Mom. Also survived by Sisters-in-law: Charlene Pierce (Chaz); Dee Barkley; Crystal Neil (Tim); Andrea Christopher (Shawn); Brothers-in-law: Vincent Sickles; Charles Sickles (Dorthea); Kevin Martin (Sherri); Bradley Martin (Dawn); Douglas Martin (Tracy); Stephen Shelott and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Brother-in-law Lonnie Sickles and Sister-in-law Yvette Shelott.
Visitation will be held in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME (HOPWOOD) on Wednesday July 12 from 4pm-6pm. Interment will be held at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies with military honors held by active military members and AMVETS post 103 (Hopwood) on July 20 at 10am.