William A. Bode III, 65, of Meadville, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 12, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 21, 1948, in Meadville, a son of William A. and Dorothea Prall Bode. He married Brenda Barker on July 23, 1966.
Bill was a 1965 graduate of Townville High School. He worked as a tool maker for 48 years for Keystone Precision.
He was an avid bowler, participating in the Tool Room League at Plaza Lanes, as well as an avid Cleveland Browns and Indians fan. He enjoyed playing cards, going to the casino, and his garden. He especially loved the time spent with his family and his four granddaughters.
Survivors, in addition to his loving wife, Brenda, include two daughters, Bridgette Yoder and her husband, Thomas, of Meadville, and Brandy Mitcham and her husband, Keith, of Meadville; four granddaughters, Kenniston Yoder, Madison Mitcham, Paige Yoder and Sydney Mitcham; his twin brother, Robert Bode and his wife, Verna, of Meadville; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brooke Leigh Bode, and a sister, Jacqueline Olsen.
Calling hours will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.
The funeral will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, with Father Johnathan P. Schmolt, pastor of St. Brigid Church, officiating.
Interment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 823 Filmore Ave., Erie, Pa. 16505.
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