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John Roddy Passed away in his home with his wife by his side, on May 6, 2012. He was born to Helen & John J. Roddy on June 18, 1934 in San Francisco. John graduated from St. Ignatius High School and went on to obtain his Bachelor's and JD degree from the university of San Francisco. John practiced corporate law in San Francisco, Palo Alto, and Scotts Valley. His accomplished law career spanned sixty-five years, and he was a member of the California Bar Association. For the past 25 years John and his wife Virginia have resided in the Santa Cruz area, and John enjoyed all that the area had to offer. He was an avid surfer, and had great enthusiasm for keeping physically fit. John will be deeply missed by many, including his loving wife of 33 years Virginia Roddy; his son John Patrick Roddy Jr.; and his brother Peter Roddy. John was preceded in death by his son Matthew M. Roddy. A Celebration of John's Life is planned for Thursday, May 10, 2012 beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Pacific Gardens Chapel ( 1050 Cayuga St., Santa Cruz, CA) with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers the family asks that all donations be made in John's name to hospice of Santa Cruz County (940 Disc Dr. Scotts Valley, CA) if you would like to light a candle and share your condolences with John's family please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on May 8, 2012
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