on September 7, 2013 - 9:00 PM
, updated September 7, 2013 at 9:10 PM
June 21, 1943 – Sept. 4, 2013
Samuel T. Bodine Jr., former vice president of August Feine Steel in Buffalo, died Wednesday in Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Amherst, after a short illness. He was 70.
Mr. Bodine was born in Concord, N.H., but graduated from Fountain Valley, a boarding school in Colorado.
His career at Lake Forest College in Illinois was interrupted by a draft notice, which led to three years in the Army, including one tour of duty during the Vietnam War. Mr. Bodine rose to the rank of staff sergeant.
He met Marsha Feine, daughter of the steel company owner, in college. After his return from the Army in 1969, Mr. Bodine married Marsha and moved to Buffalo to work for his father-in-law. He retired from Feine Steel in 1999.
After his retirement, Mr. Bodine drove a school bus for the Williamsville Central School District for 12 years. He was a youth baseball and hockey coach and an avid golfer.
Mr. Bodine was a past president of the Quarter Club, a group of Buffalo-area business people; past director of the Buffalo Executives Association; and a former treasurer of Calvary Episcopal Church, Williamsville.
Besides his wife, survivors include a son, Samuel III; and a daughter, Kimberley Oloffson.
A memorial service will be held at a time and date to be determined in Calvary Episcopal Church, 20 Milton St., Williamsville.