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Budd H.C. Bodden of Amherst, a retired Acme Markets supervisor, died Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2002) in Kenmore Mercy Hospital after a brief illness. He was 86.

Bodden was born in Georgetown, Grand Cayman, West Indies. He graduated from Colobar High School in Jamaica.

While residing in Jamaica, Bodden held various jobs, including a position in the import/export division of the Jamaican government.

He came to the Buffalo area in 1954. That same year he took the position of supervisor of transportation for Acme Markets on Broadway. He retired in 1978. His first wife, Pat I. Bodden, to whom he was married 52 years, died in 1990.

He married Alma Binga in 1992. Bodden became a U.S. citizen in 1995. He and his wife moved to Amherst two years ago.

Bodden served as an elder and clerk of session in MacAlpine Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of Sandy's Boat Club in Bermuda and New Beginnings. Bodden was the drummer in Wylie Lopez's Orchestra of Jamaica, and performed for Queen Elizabeth II in 1952 at the King House during her coronation. Bodden also danced with Lady Bird Johnson when she visited Jamaica.

He enjoyed playing soccer, tennis and bowling.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Bonnie L. Hathaway of Amherst; a son, Lawrence E. of Boca Raton, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in MacAlpine Presbyterian Church, 2700 Bailey Ave.

Burial will be in Acacia Park Cemetery, Pendleton.


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