2015-06-18 / Obituaries

Elmer Robert Bodnar

Elmer Robert Bodnar was born on August 4, 1926, in Roselle Park, N.J. and passed away peacefully on June 8, 2015 at John C. Fremont Hospital in Mariposa.

Elmer grew up in New Jersey and graduated from East Orange High School. He then served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from 1944-46 and later graduated from Newark College of Engineering in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering.

Elmer had a long and successful career at Lockheed Missile & Space Company in Sunnyvale, with additional program assignments at Cape Canaveral, Fla. working on the Apollo Space Program.

He retired from Lockheed in 1991 and moved to Mariposa, where he spent his remaining years tinkering with computers, electronics, video cameras and jigsaw puzzles.

Elmer was known for his wry sense of humor, meticulous attention to detail in his work and his home life and his love of lemon meringue pie.

He will be missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Katherine, sister-in-law Marion Glennon of Ventura, and ten nieces and nephews residing in many states including Hawaii, California and Michigan.

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