Lloyd D. Bodi, 79, residing in Sandusky, passed away early Saturday morning, March 8, 2014, at home following a lengthy illness.
He was born Nov. 30, 1934, in Sandusky, to Lloyd A. and Nona G. (Wightman) Bodi.
He was a 1953 graduate of Sandusky High School, attended the Traffic Institute of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and also graduated from the Sandusky Police Academy. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
Lloyd was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 83, and the Sandusky Fraternal Order of Police Lake Erie Lodge 17. Lloyd served on the Sandusky Police Department from 1964 until his retirement in 1989. While serving with the department he was instrumental in conducting a series of safety programs for the Sandusky City Schools. He was also owner and operator of the Bodi Body Shop which was established in 1960.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Eberly) whom he married Jan. 19, 1957; two daughters, Diane (Brett) Scharringhausen of Tampa, Fla., and Debra (Ronald) Haer of Sandusky; one son, Dr. David (Apple) Bodi of Sandusky; three grandchildren, Brooke Bodi, Amanda Haer and Jay Jay Bodi; one great-grandson, Weston Foos; one brother, Gerald (Phyllis) Bodi of Bayview, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Randy Bodi.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Groff Funeral Home and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Friends may also call from 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, until funeral services at 11 a.m., the Fraternal Order of Police will conduct a memorial service shortly before services, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., Sandusky. The Pastor Doug Winner will officiate. Entombment will follow services.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lloyd’s memory to Trinity United Methodist Church, 214 E. Jefferson St., Sandusky, OH 44870, or to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky OH 44870.
Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.