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July 29, 1943 – July 3, 2014

Robert A. Moody, an Army veteran and retired welder, died July 3 in his Buffalo home. He was 70.

The Buffalo native attended School 75 and Burgard Vocational High School. In 1961, he enlisted in the Army and was part of the 501st Airborne Infantry. He served until 1963.

He then worked as a welder for Ironworkers Local 6 until he retired.

Mr. Moody was described as an excellent storyteller who often joked about “adding yeast” to his stories. An active member of the 82nd Airborne Division Chapter, he enjoyed fishing, reading and music.

Mr. Moody donated his body to the University at Buffalo Anatomical Gift Program.

Survivors include two daughters, Renee D. Sims and Robin L. Moody-Loggans; a son, Jason Reeves; four sisters, Elsie Smith, Bertha Moody, Shirley Davidson and Cheryl Jordan; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

His wife of 48 years, Dorothy Mae Williams Moody, died in May.

There are no services.