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Col. James Stodola Ret. 1941 – 2012
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November 20, 2014
Dear Sandy, Jimmy, & Stacey ,
Mr. Raymond Coullard, and I (Raoul D. Revord, Esq.) both graduated with James from Michigan State University in 1963 and were pretty close friends during those university years. I was talking with Ray today via telephone and we both recalled with favor our friend and classmate James Stodola. I am so proud of his service record . Ray is a U.S. Navy veterin from Sault Ste. Marie, MI and I spent my Viet Nam years at the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico and later managed security for the Aerospace Division of the Bendix Corporation doing classified work for the U.S. Air
Force. I was orn and raised in Munising, MI. I later went to law School and have just retired after 42 years as a trial lawyer. In a few moments, I will call Ray and tell him about Jame's death in 2012.

God Bless you all. Raoul D. Revord, Esq.,

2353 Buckhorn Road,
Wetmore, mi 49895
March 31, 2013
He was the best officer that I ever worked for at Bangor or on any duty while in the Marine's. Truly and good man and great Marine. S/SGT Bruce Hughes Retired USMC
October 19, 2012
Jim will be missed, a dream boss , a real leader, honest, cares for his people, having him as a Director at County Veteran's Office was an honor and a pleasure. Life is always good!!!
October 19, 2012
Jim will be missed, an ideal boss, a true leader, honest, sincere, he cares for his people, fight for his people. The years I spent working for him was one of the best year of my life, we had a the best CVSO, always number 1, we were the A team, due to his guidance and leadership by example, like having a dad and a grandfather
October 10, 2012
Dear Uncle Jim,

Men like you are hard to come by. I feel honored to have been able to know a man of your discipline and to have learned from a man of your integrity. The love that you showed for Sandy, Jimmy, & Stacy is a model that I will try to share with Brennan and my family. Thank you for the kindness that you showed to me, and the many wonderful memories.

October 09, 2012
Hello Sandy, Jimmy, & Stacey: I am so sad to learn of Jim's passing yet happy that he can be relieved of his pain and suffering and finally get to a place where the Padres never lose a game. I have great respect for my brother in law. I will never forget his appearance on the Hawaiian stage as 'Satchmo'. I am currently in the mountains in Spain walking the Camino de Santiago where there is no better place to pray and remember what a good man Jim Stodola was and to ask God to bring him into His morning 'coffee group' and maybe in doing so he can have some influence in bringing us all together again. I love you all, Bill
October 08, 2012
My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4)
October 02, 2012
I was so sad to hear of Jim's passing as he was my Godfather! I have not seen him in many many years however my Mother, Margaret Stodola Anderson, Jim's "Aunt Margaret" kept in touch with Christmas cards and the like. Our condolences to the family.
October 02, 2012
I am Jim's cousin, Andrea (Anderson) Sabor. I am so sorry to read about his death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I always looked up to him and respected his achievements.

With love and prayer,
Andrea (Aunt Margaret's oldest daughter)
October 01, 2012
Dear Sandy and family,
My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family.
Just a tidbit. When Nancy Allen & Supervisor MacDonald announced that Colonel James Stodola had been hired, I was extremely apprehensive. I'd never worked with a colonel on any job.
However, from the moment we were introduced I knew he would "fit in" and be a good friend!
He had a good sense of humor, helpful to not only the constituents, but to all of us. He was always a gentleman and I thoroughly enjoyed the years we worked together.
My prayers are wilth all of you!
September 28, 2012
Dear Sandy: Both Eeva and I want to extend our Sympathy and Sadness upon hearing the 'passing' of Jim. "He was one of the best".
May you have 'Fair Winds & Following Seas' as you continue your journey.

LCDR. Bernard A. Maki, USNR/Ret.
Poway, CA
September 28, 2012
Dear Sandy, Stacy, and Jimmy,
Regretfully,we are not there with you today,but Judy and I have all of you in our hearts and prayers. The world is a much lesser place with Colonel Stodola gone from it. Having had the pleasure and honor to have worked for him at 1st Marine Division, I know him as a dedicated,compassionate,and professional Marine but most of all he was a good and decent human being who was a mentor to me. Judy and I remember the invites to your home and the times you came to ours. Words are never adequate enough at times like this to fully capture the degree of sorrow and sympathy we feel for your loss. Marines, as you know, say once,always and Semper Fidelis is forever. In keeping with your wishes we will donate to St Judes Childrens Hospital for cancer research. If we can do anyhing to help you, don't hesitate to call on us.
With deepest sympathy
Judy and John Christie
September 26, 2012
Our condolences to Sandy and all of Col. Stodola's family. We are so grateful for his valiant service to our nation that helped preserve the freedoms we enjoy today. He has left a wonderful legacy behind. May God comfort your hearts in your grieving as only He can do.
September 25, 2012
Sandy, Jim and Stacy

I send my deepests sympathy. I just learned of Jim's passing. He was a great Marine, wonderful neighbor, and I really enjoyed our softball games.
Semper Fidelis

Mike Einsidler
Col USMC(Ret)
September 25, 2012
Dear Sandy,
I'm so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I remember when we were at Bangor. He was a great guy. May his memory be eternal.
Mary Lou (Getchell) Barton
September 25, 2012
Sandy, all of us in the San Diego County veterans community will always remember Jim's valiant service to our nation, the Marine Corps, our Chula Vista Veterans Home, and all the veterans and their families he helped. His legacy lives on!
September 24, 2012
I got to know and work with Jim when he was the San Diego County Veterans Service Officer. He was a professional, a class act and will be missed.
September 24, 2012
Dear Sandy,Jimmy,and Stacy,
We loved Jim like a brother and will miss him dearly. A patriotic American, a dedicated Marine warrior who served this country faithfully, and a loving husband, and father to all of you.
Semper Fi my brother,Charlie and Sandy Tyrian.
September 23, 2012
Sandy: I was so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. It really brought tears to my eyes when I read the paper today especially because he had been on my mind constantly for the past month. I cannot tell you how much I thought of him. He was great to work with, gave me advice when I asked for it, could always be counted on, and was a true friend. He was the best ever. He thought the world of you and his children. He will always be in my thoughts and prayers. “Semper Fi” my friend---Jan and Cliff Bourgeois
September 23, 2012
Sandy, We are thinking of you and want to say Jim was a true gentleman and a great friend.
September 23, 2012
Sandy, Jim & Stacy our condolence for your loss of a truly great husband and father. Knowing Colonel Jim Stodola enriched our lives.
September 23, 2012

Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Will always remember having me (then a bachelor) over for dinner one evening in Norfolk. Jim and I were assigned to FMFLant at the time.

He was one of the best!

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