BODENSTEIN, William Griswold

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William Griswold Bodenstein, 86, of Radford, died March 18, 2006. He was born in Herkimer, New York on July 16, 1919, a son of the late Vera and Arthur Bodenstein.

In 1941 he was graduated from the Bliss Electrical School of Engineering in Silver Spring, Md. He was hired by General Electric as an electrical technician in their High Voltage Laboratory in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. He retired from General Electric in 1981.

Mr. Bodenstein was an Army veteran of WWII, serving in the Infantry, First Army commanded by General Hodge. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries received during the Battle of the Bulge.

He was a devoted husband and father. Woodworking brought him much gratification throughout his life.

He was preceded in death by a son, Randy Dean Bodenstein, grandsons, William and John Bodenstein, and brother Bradley Bodenstein.

He is survived by his beloved wife of more than 60 years, Dorothy M. Bodenstein; son William A. Bodenstein, Pasadena, Md.; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Claire Bodenstein, Charlotte, N.C.; daughter and son-in-law Patricia and Leonard C. Angle, III, Douglasville, Ga.; daughter and son-in-law Jill and Bruce Goodson of Radford; sister Sharon Heirholzer, Burlington Flats, N.Y.; grandchildren, Darla and Kevin Bodenstein, Baltimore, Md., Debra Anderson, Charlotte, N.C., Katie and Michael Bodenstein, Charlotte, N.C., Richard Dodson, Great Falls, S.C., Alexandra and Nicholas Goodson, both of Radford; and nieces and nephews.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, 880 Sand Hill Rd., Asheville, N.C. 28806. Arrangements by DeVilbiss Funeral Home.