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In Memory of

Julian M. BODENHEIMER

June 5, 1917 - January 3, 2018

Obituary


Julian M. Bodenheimer, affectionately known as "Bodie," long-time resident of Riverside and more recently Stamford, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2018. He enjoyed Christmas morning with his entire family, including his 5 month-old great-grandson. Julian celebrated his 100th birthday on June 5 at Todd's Point, which was his and wife Vivian's favorite place.
Julian was born in 1917 in New York City. After attending NYC schools, Julian served in the United States Navy, stationed in San Diego during WWII. He was an accomplished artist, and sold original cartoons to newspapers and other publications. The majority...

Julian M. Bodenheimer, affectionately known as "Bodie," long-time resident of Riverside and more recently Stamford, died peacefully on Jan. 3, 2018. He enjoyed Christmas morning with his entire family, including his 5 month-old great-grandson. Julian celebrated his 100th birthday on June 5 at Todd's Point, which was his and wife Vivian's favorite place.
Julian was born in 1917 in New York City. After attending NYC schools, Julian served in the United States Navy, stationed in San Diego during WWII. He was an accomplished artist, and sold original cartoons to newspapers and other publications. The majority of his career was spent in retail management, working at Macy's, Genungs, C.O. Miller and Howland-Steinbach. After retirement , Julian began a new career as a volunteer, going to work every day at the Greenwich Board of Education, Continuing Education office. In 2002, he was honored by the Volunteer Center of Southwestern Fairfield County as Greenwich's Outstanding Legendary Senior Volunteer. He also served many years as a Greenwich Literacy volunteer working with students learning English as a second language. Instead of weekly meetings at a neutral site, he and Vivian welcomed his students to the dining room table in their home. This same table was the gathering place for countless family meals and celebrations and dinner parties with friends.
The loves of Bodie's life were his devoted wife of 64 years, Vivian (VanderPot), and his family. He also enjoyed his pet dogs, reading, drawing, making friends (many), and laughing (long and often).
Julian is survived by Vivian, their children George Bodenheimer and his wife Ann of New Canaan, Susan Bodenheimer Trumbo and her husband Steve, of Cheshire, grandchildren Kate Bodenheimer (Rob) Simone, George Bodenheimer, Jr. , James Bodenheimer, Keith Trumbo, Will Trumbo, and Nate Trumbo, and great-grandson Robert George Simone.
In lieu of flowers, think of Bodie when you help someone, share a kind word, or make someone laugh.