Mr. Michael "Mike" Jodway, 73, of 197 Piseco Rd., Stratford, died Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence, after an extended illness. His family was at his side offering their love and support at the time of his passing.
Mike was born in Santa Clara on Aug. 22, 1939, the son of the late Edgar and Alfreda (Susie) Jodway, and attended Little Falls and Dolgeville schools.
A veteran of the United States Army, he served honorably from September 1956 until he was discharged in March 1959. He was with Company D 1st BG 10th Infantry Division and qualified as a sharpshooter with the M1 rifle.
His marriage to Mary Elizabeth Johnson took place on July 1, 1961. They recently celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Mike was employed by the former H.P. Snyder Company of Little Falls and also the former Daniel Green Shoe Company of Dolgeville.
His family was up most important to him along with camping, fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; his children, Cheryl (Orie) Foster, of Little Falls, Brenda, of Utica, Janet (Jeffery) DeRhonda, of Florida, Michael Jodway, Jr., of Stratford, Mark Jodway, of Gloversville, Edward (Marlene) Jodway, of Stratford, and Nancy Keba and fiance, James Bubbins, of Caroga Lake; 20 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren. His brothers, Edgar and Bernard Jodway, and a sister, Mavis Rumrill, predeceased him.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Salisbury Rural Cemetery, state Route 29, Salisbury Center.
A remembrance of Mike or a message of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.robertsandenea.com.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Brian A. Roberts of the Roberts & Enea Funeral Home, 3 Faville Ave., Dolgeville.