Cazimess J. Boduch,90 of Ludlow, decorated World War II Veteran and a member of the Greatest Generation passed away peacefully Friday morning February 22, 2013. Born in Ludlow, MA January 7, 1923, he was the son of the late Tomasz and Anna (Obrzut) Boduch. Educated in local schools, he proudly served his country during World War II as a Private First Class with the 359th Infantry Regiment 90 Division with the Army of the United States under Gen. George S. Patton. Seeing service in Normandy, and the D-Day Invasion, he was a two time Purple Heart Recipient, was a recipient of Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, The Presidential Unit Emblem, American Campaign Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal, Nation Defense Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Bronze Arrow Head, The Honorable Service Gold Star Lapel Button, The Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Caz was the owner of a small engine repair shop, and was active in many Veteran causes and Organizations. He was a member and Past Commander and Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 94, The American Legion Post 52, The Ludlow VFW Post 3236. He was also a member of the Ludlow Polish American Citizens Club. He was a driver for the DAV Transportation Network, and was cited for his commitment, and the number of miles he drove. He was the Assistant Graves Registration Officer for the Town of Ludlow, and was instrumental in Memorial Day and Veteran Day services. He was predeceased by his first wife Jennie (Roberts) Boduch, and is survived by their children, Robert J. Boduch of Ludlow, Joseph M. Boduch of Queensbury, NY, and Gerald D. Boduch of Springfield, MA Ann Marie Clark of Smyrna, TN Deborah Pietras of Southwick, MA and Colleen Alves of Indian Orchard, MA. Cherished grandfather of many and loving great grandfather of several. Brother of Stanley Boduch and Jennie Ference. God father of Claire Robarge. Also survived by many extended family members and friends. Sadly he was predeceased by his second wife Phyllis LaFoe, and siblings Walter Boduch, Frank Boduch, Mitchell Boduch, Stella Rendowski, and Sophie Marion Allen.
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Funeral services celebrating his life will be Friday March 1, 2013 at 10 AM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow. Rites of Committal with full Military Honors will follow in Island Pond Cemetery.