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In Memory of

Rexford Arthur Boda

May 9, 1933 - August 4, 2017

Obituary


REXFORD ARTHUR BODA (MAY 9, 1933¬-AUGUST 4, 2017)

On Friday, August 4, 2017, Dr. Rexford Arthur Boda entered into the presence of his Savior at home in Kissimmee, Florida at 84 years of age. His passing was a peaceful one at home with Jean, his beloved wife of 59 years. His family finds great comfort in the fact that he entered into the presence of his Savior and is now part of God's forever family in heaven.

He was born May 9, 1933 in Ithaca NY to the late Willard and Barbara Boda....

REXFORD ARTHUR BODA (MAY 9, 1933¬-AUGUST 4, 2017)

On Friday, August 4, 2017, Dr. Rexford Arthur Boda entered into the presence of his Savior at home in Kissimmee, Florida at 84 years of age. His passing was a peaceful one at home with Jean, his beloved wife of 59 years. His family finds great comfort in the fact that he entered into the presence of his Savior and is now part of God's forever family in heaven.

He was born May 9, 1933 in Ithaca NY to the late Willard and Barbara Boda. At heart, Rex was one who deeply loved his God, family, friends, church and community. Husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Rex is lovingly remembered by his wife, Jean, and their seven children. Kim (Dave) Williams, Matt (Jamie), Mark (Beth), Mike (Heather), Tim (Christy), Kristal (Dan) Templin and Keri (Jon) Waring, along with 20 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his 7 siblings, Ernie (Joyce), Joy (the late Ed) Hall, Judy (Jeff) Spurling, Daisy (Bob) Wallace, Fred (Linda), Dottie (the late Steve) Rice, Dollie (Mike) LeJeune, nieces and nephews.

Rex was a farmer, wrestler, teacher and leader. Each of these were of great interest to him throughout his lifetime. Many of his stories focused on these four areas of activity. He was a graduate of the Ithaca High School, Cornell University, Nyack College, Cortland State University, Westminster Theological Seminary and Canadian Theological Seminary. With a deep commitment to ministry training and theological education over the course of a lifetime, Rex proudly served the Dryden, New York school district; Canadian Bible College/Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina, Saskatchewan; Nyack College/Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York; and Westminster Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

A celebration of Rex's life will take place at Good Samaritan Community Church in Kissimmee, Florida on Saturday, August 12th, 2017 at 10 a.m., with a luncheon to follow in the Village Community Center. The address for Good Samaritan Village is 1650 Westgate Dr. Kissimmee, FL 34746. https://goo.gl/maps/qASnGjEDRzn Directions to the church will be given at the front gate. A memorial/graveside service will take place in the Ithaca, New York area on a date to be set for this fall. Photos, memories and condolences can be shared with Rex's family by emailing: GratefulForRex@gmail.com. The family would love to hear from any and all who knew Rex.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to scholarships at either Ambrose University (Canada) or Nyack College (New York).

Ambrose University: Checks should be made to Ambrose University, designating the Dr. Rexford and Mrs. Jean Boda Scholarship and sent to Ambrose University, Attn: Advancement, 150 Ambrose Circle SW, Calgary, AB Canada T3H 0L5. Donors may also wish to give to this fund online at: https://www2.ambrose.edu/donate Choose amount and designation: scholarships & bursaries, click add donation, and in the comment section type "Dr. Rexford and Mrs. Jean Boda Scholarship" as the fund to which the gift should be applied.

Nyack College: Checks should be made to Nyack College, designating the Dr. Rexford and Mrs. Jean Boda Scholarship and sent to the Office of College Relations, Nyack College, 1 South Blvd., Nyack, NY 10960. Donors may also wish to give to this fund online at: https://www.nyack.edu/pay/ADV01. In the box that asks "I would like my gift applied to": click other and list "Dr. Rexford and Mrs. Jean Boda Scholarship" as the fund to which the gift should be applied.