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Henry Grattan Bodkin Jr.


1921 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Henry Grattan Bodkin Jr. Obituary
December 8, 1921 - September 25, 2017 With great sadness, the family of Henry Grattan Bodkin, Jr. ("Grat") announces his passing on September 25, 2017, leaving us at the age of 95 years old. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he attended local City schools, graduating from John Marshall High and Loyola University. During the peak of World War II, after finishing Midshipman's School at Columbia University, he married the love of his life, Mary Louise Davis, followed by serving in the U.S. Navy through the end of the War. After finishing his military assignment, he completed Loyola Law School, and began practicing law until being recalled for naval duty into the Korean War. Upon return, he resumed legal practice, while successfully expanding his firm, and later retiring with an impressive, remarkable, and solid career as a trial lawyer. Outside his career, he cherished being with his family and friends, and enjoyed travel, mainstream sports, and LMU basketball, along with his passion for boating, sport fishing, and motor-homing. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 74 years; his surviving children, Maureen Dixon, Sheila McCarthy (sp., Michael McCarthy), and Timothy Bodkin (sp., Leslie Bodkin); his grandchildren, Cammie Blesius, Christopher Bobrick, Kaley Ferras (sp., Andrew Ferras), Darcey Hansen (sp., Jason Hansen), Grattan Bodkin, and Tyson Bodkin; great-grandchildren, Christopher Blesius and Robert Blesius; and step-grandchildren, Barrett Forsman and Selby Forsman. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 5835 W. Slauson Avenue, Culver City, California to honor his life and pay tribute to his lasting memory. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to .
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Sept. 29 to Sept. 30, 2017
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