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Mr. John Roddy Jr.

Mr. John Mark Roddy Jr., 87, of Winchester, Va., formerly of Emmitsburg, died Friday, March 31, at Evergreen Health & Rehabilitation Center, Winchester. He was the husband of the late Helena Pitlanic Roddy. Born Jan. 29, 1913, in Emmitsburg, he was a son of the late Mark Sr. and Laura G. Orndorff Roddy.

Mr. Roddy was a member of St. Leo's Roman Catholic Church, Winchester. He was a graduate of Mount St. Mary's College where he served as an educator and was registrar from 1935 to 1955. In later years, he was a district manager for Nationwide Insurance.

Surviving are two sons, John M. Roddy III of Fairfax, Va., and Michael A. Roddy of Winchester; one daughter, Patricia J. Duval of Beaconsfield, Quebec, Canada; three sisters, Dorothy Lynch of Oakland, Calif., Aileen Groover of Lakewood, Calif., and Sister Ruth Roddy, the Daughters of Charity, Cumberland; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 3, at St. Anthony's Shrine Parish, Emmitsburg. Interment was in St. Anthony's Shrine Cemetery.

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