Myron James Nodecker
26 January, 1934 – 19 April, 2021
With great sadness the wife of Myron Nodecker announces his passing on April 19, 2021 in a San Diego hospital. Preceded in death by his parents Harmon P. and Helen B. He is survived by his wife Bernice Stark and one brother Bradley (Evelyn) of Syracuse, NY. Myron was born in Oneida, NY on January 26, 1934. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1955 with an AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering. Seeing many California aircraft company ads in the Rochester newspapers, he drove to San Diego where he soon found employment. He worked for several aircraft companies including General Atomic, Ryan, and Rohr as a design engineer and later as an engineering drawing checker. He retired in 1986 taking care of owned rentals. That gave him the freedom to travel and fish which were his two main hobbies for the remainder of his life. With his world travels he visited 127 countries. He had been a member of the Travelers' Century Club and the Circumnavigators Club. He first visited the Sea of Cortez in 1957 which became his favorite fishing place and later bought a house in Puertecitos. In 1971 Myron met Bernice who shared his interest in traveling and learned to be a very good fisherman. Their future together was sealed. Myron and Bernice fished and traveled together for 50 years. He will be greatly missed.
Myron was a devoted supporter of the Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute and it's work in ocean conservation and replenishment. Memorial contributions may be made to Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute online at http://www.hswri.org/nodecker or mailed to 2595 Ingraham Street, san Diego, CA 92109