Kenneth G. Bodah, Sr., 76, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Kenneth G. Bodah, Sr., 76, Watertown, passed away Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at his home with his family at his side and under the direction of Hospice of Jefferson County.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Calling hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the funeral home.

Born Sept. 12, 1944, in Watertown, NY, the son of Merton Sr. and Margaret (Parent) Bodah, he attended Watertown schools.

Mr. Bodah worked at Mercy Hospital until his retirement.

He especially enjoyed Christmas, holidays, dancing, and time spent with family and friends.

Surviving Ken is his wife of 57 years Dora Mae. Two sons, Kenneth Jr. (Beth) and Travis. Three daughters, Corina (Darren) Freeman, Heather (Michael) Dennis and Ashley Bodah, grandchildren, great grandchildren, more friends than he could count and his beloved pets, Jax, Oscar, Karen & Esther.

He was predeceased by his parents, Merton Sr. and Margaret Bodah, a brother Merton Jr.; his beloved son, Aaron, and granddaughters, Merissa, Alexa, Erin, and Skylar.

The Bodah family would like to thank Hospice for their compassion and attentive care of their father.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

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