Anthony Bodola, 100, of Harrington, Delaware, passed away Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at home.
Mr. Bodola was born in New York, New York, the son of the late Charles and Vilma Bodola.
He began his career working in the coal mines of West Virginia for several years, while going to school to get a degree. He then moved to Put-in-Bay, Ohio, living there for 10 years, while working on his Ph.D, and teaching at the same time. Anthony received his Ph.D from Ohio State University (an extension in Put-in-Bay), becoming a professor of Biology and Natural Sciences. He then moved to Shepherdstown, teaching at Shepherd College for a number of years. He taught at Penn State University for a few years, then finally moved to Delaware to teach at Delaware State College, as well as working on research for the federal government. He then had to retire, and resided for the rest of his life in Harrington, Delaware. Anthony had a great love of teaching and never stopped learning, impressing that on his students throughout his career. He also enjoyed gardening and woodworking, and dabbled in art.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Bodola; his second wife, Sara Bodola; a great-grandson Travis Duncan; a great-granddaughter, Jaimie Nichole Staubs; and his sister, Ida Costello.
He is survived by his wife, Gwyneth Bodola; a daughter, E. Rosemary Duncan; two grandchildren, James A. Duncan and Renee Snyder; four great-grandchildren, Amanda Duncan, Matthew Staubs, Nathan Staubs, and Chloe Snyder; and three stepchildren, as well as several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Lofland Funeral Home, Milford, Delaware.