James E. Roderick, 93, of Princeton died Monday, November 6, 2017 at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Born in Marion, OH, he attended public schools there. He was a United States Army Air Corps Veteran in its Pre-Meteorological Program and served in the Corps of Engineers during World War II in the European Theater. He graduated from Ohio State University with a BS and MS in Physics. He was a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi and the American Physical Society. Mr. Roderick was employed by General Electric Co., in Schenectady and Syracuse, NY from 1951 to 1965 and by EMR Photoelectric, Princeton Junction from 1965 until his retirement in 1991. He had been a resident of Princeton for over 52 years.
He enjoyed reading and traveling with his wife, Gwendolyn, and served as a volunteer tutor in the Princeton public schools and as a Scouting merit badge counselor. He was a member of The Old Guard of Princeton and the Lutheran Church of the Messiah.
Son of the late Walter and Florence (Collinson) Roderick, husband of the late Gwendolyn (Long) Roderick, he is survived by two sons and a daughter in law; David and Jana Roderick of Manville, NJ and Steven L. Roderick of Princeton.
Calling hours will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 PM Thursday, November 16, 2017 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Ave., Princeton.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Lutheran Church of the Messiah, 407 Nassau St., Princeton.
Burial will be in Marion Cemetery in Marion, OH.