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George M. Rodeck

November 30, 1930 ~ July 14, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

George Rodeck Obituary

George Martin Rodeck, of Odessa, Washington passed peacefully on July 14, 2023 at the age of 92. George was born on November 30, 1930 in Irby, Washington on a homesteaded ranch and grew up in Odessa. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, went on to graduate from Bentley University and began a life-long career as an accountant, accounts manager and tax professional in Massachusetts. 

He married Joan (Lally) Rodeck of Boston on December 26, 1954. They settled in Braintree, Massachusetts where they raised 8 children. While raising his children George was active in the Braintree Schools Parent-Teacher Association, was involved in various sports organizations concerning children’s sports, various Lutheran churches, and neighborhood improvement organizations. 

George enjoyed square dancing and clogging. He was very good at both and would travel to various events to participate in this activity and even square danced on a float in the Rose Bowl parade. George also was an accomplished carpenter, electrician, and all-around handyman. He bought numerous houses and fixed them up. He would often assist his family and friends with home and auto repairs. George taught himself how to play the harmonica and enjoyed performing for others. George also enjoyed hiking when he found time in his busy schedule. 

Cherished father of George Michael Rodeck (deceased), Kathleen M. Gaffey and her husband Barry of Marion MA, Thomas S. Rodeck and his wife Joan of Quincy MA, Joan P. Hession and her husband Anthony of Braintree MA, Donna M. Rodeck (deceased), Mathew W. Rodeck and his wife Dawn of Satsuma FL, Janet E. Rodeck of Weymouth MA, and Christopher K. Rodeck of Weymouth MA. He is predeceased by his siblings Conrad, Fred, Paul, Jacob, Augusta, Diana, Janaline, and Georgina. 

Dear Grandfather to Barry Thomas Gaffey II and his wife Jessica, of Stoughton MA, Matthew Gaffey and his wife Petya of Dorchester MA, Danielle Rodeck of Quincy MA, Stephen Rodeck of Quincy MA, Patrick Hession and his wife Amanda of Barnesville OH, Sean Hession of Braintree MA, Margaret Hession of Fayetteville NC, Joan Marie Paige Rodeck of Chicago IL, Christian Rodeck and his wife, Christina of Hemsbach DEU, August Rodeck and his wife Heather of Jacksonville FL, and Alexis Villanueva-Cruz and her husband Mariano of Orange Park FL. George is also survived by 6 Great Grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and friends that will miss him dearly.

Relatives and friends will be respectfully invited to a memorial service that will be held in Odessa, WA this fall via an announcement in the Odessa Record. George will be interred at the foot of his Father’s grave site in the Odessa Town Cemetery later this year. 


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