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Joseph Bodner

Joseph H. Bodner Jr.

Friday, November 1st, 1968 - Thursday, April 30th, 2020
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MECHANICVILLE - Joseph H. Bodner, Jr., 51, of Hemstreet Park, passed away suddenly at home, Thursday, April 30th, 2020. Joe was born in Troy on November 1, 1968, son of Barbara Hunt Bodner and the late Joseph H. Bodner, Sr.
Joe attended St. Paul Parochial School, graduated from Mechanicville High School, and Studied Criminal Justice at Hudson Valley Community College. He loved playing high school and college football. Joe was a proud member of Hemstreet Park Fire Department for 30 years.
Joe loved the outdoors, especially being at the helm of his boat, on the Hudson River each year. He loved to water-ski and in his younger years was a member of New Horizon Water Ski Team. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle, snowmobiling, and skiing. He was an avid golfer known for his unique swing and always known as a long hitter & a was a longtime member and current Board Member at the Mechanicville Golf Club.
Joe was proud to have been on the Green Bay Packers' jalopy football team for 5 years, inspiring him to start a side business, Jalopy Joe’s Recycling, in 2010.
Joe was a Master Plumber, he drove tractor trailers cross country, worked at CSX Railroad for 24 years, and also served as a UTU Union Representative for many years.
In addition to his mother, Joe is survived by his loving fiancée Jody Amodeo Cady, his sister Cindy(Shawn) Just and his nephew Shawn Just Jr., his beloved fur nephew Diesel, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends and family will have the opportunity to pay their respects to Joe and his family at the Hemstreet Park Fire Department, 137 N Linden St, Mechanicville, NY 12118 on Monday, May 4th from 11AM - 1PM. In the safety of their vehicles, visitors will be able to drive through a viewing station, paying their respects, and continuing on to give others the same chance to do so. Funeral home staff will be on hand to "sign" Joe's guest book and to receive memorial cards for his family. A private burial will be held in Hudson View Cemetery alongside his father.
In lieu of flowers and to support something Joe truly loved, memorial donations may be made to Hemstreet Park Fire Dept, PO Box 667, Mechanicville, NY 12118 in his memory.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, May 4th, 2020 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Monday, May 4th, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Hemstreet Park Fire Department
    137 N Linden Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Interment

    Hudson View Cemetery
    Pruyn Hill Road
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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Minnie Pugliese

Posted at 11:23am
Dear Barbara, and family ,sending healingPrayers and comforting Hugs,Ihope you feel surround by muchLove.Sorry for your loss.Minnie PUGLIESE


Posted at 06:30pm
On Novemeber 1, 1968 my husband and I had a beautiful baby boy..he was the love of my life..He was a good child and interested in everything. Five years later we welcomed his little sister Cindy into our family..another beautiful child. Joe was a good big brother and always looked out for his little they grew older they shared many happy and good times together..We have so many happy family holiday memories..Joey was one of the smartest people I know, he was a "Football Star"....something he took great pride in..he loved football all his life and was an avid NY JETS fan...he was talented in so many area's...there wasn't much that he couldn't fix.. he had a vast knowledge of mechanics and engineering. He loved riding motorcycles and boating...he was very athletic most of his life...He was loved by many people. He fell in love with Jody Cady and they remained together until now. They loved each other very much. He loved his little sister and they spent many happy times on Holidays together, he loved his nephew Shawn also...and spent a lot of time with him teaching him all that he knew and just having fun.. Joe and I didn't always agree on how to lead your life...but I loved him since the day he was born and will love him for the rest of my life.. I will miss him terribly and life will never be the same without him...Rest in peace my beloved son.... your adoring mother...Barbara I. Bodner

Linda Vandenburgh Posted at 08:45pm

We are sorry for your loss. Our prayers for the family.

Debra Currier Posted at 07:45am

Barbara, There are no words I can say that will minimize your grief. Just know that you are in my prayers. God is the only one who can help us find peace. I pray that His peace will comfort you and your family at this sorrowful time. This life is short. Much love to you and your family. God Bless...... Debra Currier

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