Obituaries: Danny (Dan) Norman Bodine

Danny (Dan) Norman Bodine

Danny (Dan) Norman Bodine, 76, formerly of Kennett Square PA, died on September 5, 2023.  He was born May 18, 1947 in Penn Yan NY to Norman and Virginia (Burg) Bodine.  A Regents scholarship graduate of Penn Yan Academy with a lettering in both football and baseball, he attended Geneseo State College and earned a degree in marine biology.

Dan joined the US Navy and served in the medical corps for six years.  After his discharge, he worked in the medical technology field for a number of years while also serving as his church’s youth group leader.  Furthering his faith, he earned his Masters Degree in Divinity from Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.  He served in the ministries of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (Chester Springs PA), Community of Love Lutheran Church (Oxford PA) and St. Michael Lutheran Church (Unionville PA) until his retirement.

Dan cared deeply for all living creatures and he passionately shared the beauty and wonder of God’s world with others.  In his ministry, he was adept at conveying the word of God in engaging, creative ways with people of any age or culture and was a personal and professional mentor for many.

Dan’s world centered around his family and he cherished time spent with them.  He was proceeded in death by his parents and his beloved wife of 51 years, Patricia (Laube) Bodine.  He is survived by his children, Heather Wadas (Mark) and Michael Bodine (Qin Xiao); his grandchildren Marah, Gabriel, Peter, and Nathan; his sister, Victoria Bodine de Martinez (Juan Carlos), his brother- and sister-in-law, Pat and Jan Moore; as well as numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins.  They, and countless others that loved Dan, will miss his sense of humor, quick smile, and compassion.

A Celebration of Life service is scheduled on September 23, 2023 at St Michael Lutheran Church (109 E Doe Run Rd, Unionville PA).  Family will receive guests at 9:30 a.m.; the service starts at 11:00 a.m. and is followed by a reception.

Memorial contributions can be made to:

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (

Community of Love Lutheran Church (

St Michael Lutheran Church (

Lutheran World Relief (

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