Dec. 25, 1921 - Sep. 22, 2013
Eugene Bodelson passed away on Sept. 22, 2013.
He was born in Queens, New York on Dec. 25, 1921.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Olive Irene Bodelson, and his father, Otto Bodelson.
Raised in Elmsford, New York, he graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School and lived most of his life in Tarrytown, New York.
He often recalled that as a child he had received a dime from John D. Rockefeller, who was his father's neighbor in Pocantico Hills, and that he had seen the German dirigible, The Hindenburg on it's fateful flight to Lakehurst, New Jersey.
Gene was a WWII
Army Air Force veteran.
Following his service he was employed for eleven years as a signal engineer for the New York Central Railroad.
In 1953 he worked in Venezuela setting up the railroad signaling system for the Orinoco Mining Company.
Afterwards he returned to the New York Central as a certified locomotive engineer, his route being the Hudson River Line into Grand Central Station.
His career with the Railroad spanned thirty-eight years.
Gene was a fine amateur photographer who loved boating on the Hudson River, sports cars, jazz and big band music.
He is survived by his brother, Cecil Bodelson, sister Virginia DeAngelis, three nephews, Mike DeAngelis, Chris DeAngelis and wife Sue, and Cecil Bodelson Jr. and a niece, Nancy DeAngelis Hartman, husband Bill Hartman and son James.
Burial will be at the Sarasota National Cemetery