OBITUARY

Victor Frank Bodek

January 7, 1949April 6, 2018

Victor F. Bodek, age 69, born January 7, 1949 passed away April 6, 2018.

Loving brother to Sue Cherry and Claudia (the late Chuck) Farrugia. Dear Uncle to Bernie (Cathy) Giannotta and Joe (Tina) Giannotta. Great-uncle to Bridgid, Luke Catriona, and Dominic.

Vic had a deep love for trains. He was a longtime member of LOTS, Lionel Operating Train Society, and served several positions on the board and traveled throughout the United States. Since 2002 Vic was the President of Glancy Trains Detroit Historical Museum. More recently he spent time at Wild Bill’s Train Shop in Clinton Township before the store closed.

Vic retired from Bundy Tubing as a Process Engineering Supervisor. He was also a proud member of the Sterling Heights CERT, Community Emergency Response Team.

Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 3-8pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township, Michigan. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10am at the funeral home.

  • FAMILY

  • Francis and Victoria Bodek, Parents
  • Sue Cherry, Sister
  • Claudia (the late Chuck) Farrugia, Sister
  • Bernie (Cathy) Giannotta and Joe (Tina) Giannotta, Nephews
  • Bridgid, Luke, Catriona, and Dominic, Great Nieces and Great-nephews

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, April 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Victor Frank Bodek

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Kathy Thompson

April 18, 2018

Sorry for your loss Sue Vic was our ladies softball coach for many years thru Roseville parks & recreation thru Coho bar Frantones bar I was the pitcher for the team RIP Vic

Chester Brown

April 10, 2018

Martha Schroeder and myself were bowling team mates for many a good seasons with Vic
Thursday Bon Secours mixed league , many of good times and laughs. We used to tell him how much
he looked like Richard Gere the actor, rest in peace and God bless

Martha Schroeder
Chester Brown

Martin Derouin

April 10, 2018

Vic was one of the kindest gentleman you could ever of run into, he never had a bad word to say about anybody. Since I had worked on the railroad for 43 years, he was always asking me questions about railroad operations. If I didn't have an answer, I would do my beset to get a answer for him.
Have a Ginger Ale on me, you have deserved it. May you rest in peace, you are in the Lord's hands now....

Marty

Charlie Stoia

April 9, 2018

Victor was the kind of friend you always looked forward to seeing. You knew he'd have something to say that would make you laugh or in someway improve things. Always willing to pitch in, offer his opinion or help get things organized you could always count on Victor. In the Detroit 3 Railers club, Victor has been my layout partner for the last several years. Together we have hosted several train related events that have been enjoyed by so many. Victor's passing leaves us with a big void in our hearts. You will be missed Mr. Vic.

John Crowley

April 9, 2018

Victor will ever remain in our hearts as the ambassador and mainstay of the Detroit 3 Railers. Thank you Victor for the time we spent together. You introduced me to York, sharing your great experiences in rail fanning, and sharing the joy of collecting and running trains.
I will forever miss your warm friendly handshake and whole hearted smile that made our club outings something to look forward too.
God Bless.

Laurie Girgenti

April 9, 2018

So sorry to hear of this loss. We will always remember Victor and I will miss our talks about couponing. Rest in peace. Harold, Laurie & Kids

Ike Cabase

April 9, 2018

Among the many groups that Victor helped and was a volunteer for, he was a fellow member of the Sterling Heights Police Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). Always available and with a smile on his face. We are going to miss you buddy.

Michael Rotolo

April 8, 2018

Victor was a really Great Friend. I first met Vic in 1991 at the Dayton, OH LOTS Convention. We would hang out together at every LOTS Convention since then. We also used to hang out together at the TCA York Train Meet . We would talk on the phone and text almost every day. The Last time we talked on the phone was Easter Sunday night. I will Miss Vic very much. May Vic Rest in Peace.

Michael Sheedy

April 8, 2018

As a long time member of Glancy Modular Group and the train hobby in general, Victor became synonymous with it all. He was at every show, making his presence felt, and was tireless in pushing the hobby forward.

I used to go to many of the TTOS sales in Madison Hts., and he was the one who put them together. Victor along with Bert were at every York I ever went to. And at every layout party at someone's home. They were a permanent fixture to everyone's train memories.

I live in Florida now, but when I think about the train hobby, Victor will always be at the forefront of my memories.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Victor F. Bodek, age 69, born January 7, 1949 passed away April 6, 2018.

Loving brother to Sue Cherry and Claudia (the late Chuck) Farrugia. Dear Uncle to Bernie (Cathy) Giannotta and Joe (Tina) Giannotta. Great-uncle to Bridgid, Luke Catriona, and Dominic.

Vic had a deep love for trains. He was a longtime member of LOTS, Lionel Operating Train Society, and served several positions on the board and traveled throughout the United States. Since 2002 Vic was the President of Glancy Trains Detroit Historical Museum. More recently he spent time at Wild Bill’s Train Shop in Clinton Township before the store closed.

Vic retired from Bundy Tubing as a Process Engineering Supervisor.

Visitation Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 3-8pm at Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield, Clinton Township, Michigan.

A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 10am at the funeral home.