Alexander J. Bodzick (1903-1972)

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Alexander J. Bodzick
Born: 4 Dec 1903 Manor, Pennsylvania
Died: 9 Aug 1972 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Joseph P. Bodzick
Mother: Katherine E. Scweich
Siblings: John P. Bodzick
Julianna E. Bodzick
Alexander J. Bodzick
Theodore J. Bodzick
Paul R. Bodzick
Stanley Raymond Bodzick
Cecelia Bodzick
Marion Bodzick
Joseph Paul Bodzick
Spouse: Alma Townsend
Married: 12 Nov 1927 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Marian Lucille Bodzick
Beatrice Bodzick
Alice Bodzick
William Joseph Bodzick
Stella Bodzick
William Joseph Bodzick


Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, 9 Aug 1972:

A. J. Bodzick
Rites Friday

Services for Alexander J. Bodzick, 68, of Petoskey, will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

He died this morning at Little Traverse Hospital.

Mr. Bodzick was born December 4, 1903 in Manor, Pennsylvania and came to the Larks Lake area as a young man with his parents.

On November 11, 1927 he married Alma Townsend in Petoskey and they moved to a farm in Resort Twp. where they had made their home since.

Mr. Bodzick was employed at Penn-Dixie for 19 years, then he spent 10 years at the Manthel Mills, retiring in 1966.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Church.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. John (Marian) Cosens, of Petoskey, Mrs. Phillip (Beatrice) Clark, of Grand Rapids and Stella Bodzick, also of Grand Rapids; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Stanley of Levering and Joseph, of Harbor Springs and two sisters, Mrs. Leon (Mary) Muchals, of Chicago, Ill. and Mrs. Cecelia Johnson, of Gary, Ind.

A rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 8 p.m. at the Stone Funeral Home where friends may begin to call this evening.


  • Name variant: Bodzik [Greenwood Cemetery Index]
  • 1910 Federal Census, Center Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Bodzick, Joseph
, Alexander, son, 6, single, PA, Austria, Austria
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Bodzick, Alex & Townsend, Alma
Date of Marriage: 11/12/1927
Liber: 4
Folio: 31
  • Petoskey News-Review, Monday, 11 Feb 1952, Obituary: Townsend, William Edward
  • Petoskey News-Review, Friday, 1 Mar 1968, Death Notice: Bodzick, William Joseph
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Bodzick, Alexander
Date of Death: 8/9/1972
Liber: 1972
Folio: P179
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Bodzik, Alexander J.
Age: 68
Born: 12/4/1903
Died: 8/9/1972
Burial: 8/11/1972
Cemetery: St. Francis, Petoskey
Obituary: on file - PNR 08/09/1972
  • Petoskey News-Review, Tuesday, 2 May 1978, Obituary: Townsend, Linden
  • Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, 12 Jun 1986, Obituary: Bodzick, Alma Townsend