Edward Mathias BODLER Jr.


BODLER, Edward Mathias Jr. age 92, of Tampa, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Florida Hospital. He was born on April 11th, 1921 in Elmhurst, Queens, NY. Edward married the love of his life, Gisela on Oct. 4, 1943. They had 4 daughters. He attended the New York High School of Music and Art. He served overseas in the Air Force during WWII. He was a resident of Temple Terrace for 57 years. He was employed by GTE Data Services as a graphic artist and retired in 1985. Edward was a member of The Florida Watercolor Society, the Brandon Arts League, and the Hyde Park Art Center. He enjoyed painting with acrylics, watercolors, and pastels, building, gardening, and his family. His kind spirit touched everyone he met. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Edward will be remembered by his loving daughters, Karen Murman and (Tom), Karla Bodler (deceased), Andrea Hastings, and Krista Silbiger (Jon); and their children: Priscilla Wissman, Edward O'Connell, Tommy Murman , Michael Bodler, Jamie Hastings, Karl Hastings (Chenelle), Danielle Silbiger, Jonathan Silbiger Jr.; and 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased in death by his loving wife, Gisela. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Edward at Blount and Curry Funeral Home, Terrace Oaks Chapel, on Friday, Aug. 30th, 7-9 pm. Services on Saturday, Aug. 31st, 11 am, at 12690 North 56th Street, Tampa, FL 33617, (813)988-9200. Please visit the web site www.blountcurryterraceoaks.com and sign the online guestbook and view a reflection of Edward's life.

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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Aug. 28, 2013