Paul V. Rodocker (February 26, 1918 – August 16, 2010)


Paul V. Rodocker, 92 of Zanesville , OH died 7:26 PM Monday, August 16, 2010 at Emeritus at North Hills Zanesville OH following a sudden illness .

He was born Tuesday, February 26, 1918 in Martins Ferry OH the son of Robert L. and Clara (Winland) Rodocker.

He was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church. He was employed by the Zanesville Mould Company having retired in 1980. He served his country during WWII as a United States Marine in the Pacific Theater where he participated in the Iwo Jima campaign. His military experience was published in the June 29, 2001edition of the “Veterans Magazine”. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

Paul is survived by three daughters: Dr. Mary Margaret (Robert) Rodocker- Badame of Palo Alto, CA; Catherine (Dr. William) Martin of Zanesville and Debbie Rodocker of Vancouver, WA; two sons: Paul (Sharon) Rodocker of Pataskala and Stephen (Candy Brooks) Rodocker of Worthington; eleven grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren with two more on the way and numerous neices and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Paul was preceded in death by his wife: Margaret F. (Greten) Rodocker who died September 4, 2004, two brothers Otto & Walter, a sister Mary Jane Chaffin;

Friends may call Thursday August 19th from 9 to 11:00am at the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave., with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at St. Nicholas Catholic Church at 11:30am with Fr. Martin Ralko as celebrant. Burial will conclude in the Mt. Olive Cemetery, Zanesville OH .

Arrangements are being handled by the Hillis & Hardwick Funeral Home, 935 Forest Ave. Zanesville Ohio. To sign the online register book or to send a personal condolence note please visit

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