EMBDEN — John F. Roderick, 61, of Embden, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

He was born on Oct. 14, 1949, in Skowhegan, to Roland and Rosalie (Walker) Roderick. He attended Skowhegan schools. John served in the Army in Germany and then saw active duty in Vietnam, where he was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart for his service.

John worked for Mylon Turner in his saw mill for years and then for Frank Rotondi and Bruno Poulin on their cattle farm. After being employed at Wood Tech, John worked at Sugarloaf for 28 years, until he retired in 2008. John’s favorite pastime was spoiling his granddaughters. He also enjoyed camping with his family, barbecuing and playing cribbage.

John is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Lorraine (Fotter) Roderick; their son, Travis Roderick and his wife, Kory and children, Chelsea, Isabel and Olivia, all of Avon; his mother, Rosalie Roderick; and siblings, Larry Roderick, Gloria Veilleux, Tom Roderick, Ronald Roderick, Robert Roderick, Donna Quimby, Betty Roderick and Michael Roderick.

John was predeceased by a two-year-old sister, Nancy; his father, Roland; and his son, Terry Lee Roderick.

John will be remembered and sadly missed by many other family members, friends and past co-workers.

Those wishing may send on-line condolences to the family at www.adamsmcfarlane.com.

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