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In Memory of
R. William Stoddard
August 26, 1926 - September 29, 2018

R. William Bill Stoddard of Columbus, OH, died the morning of Sept. 29, 2018, in the presence of loving family members. He was aged 92 years. He served in the Army Air Corps during WW2, trained as a B-29 gunner, and was stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. He attended Syracuse University and went on to a career as director of quality assurance for Integrated Plastics Technologies. He and Jacquelyn (Smith) Stoddard married in 1951 and remained together until her death in 2010. He was very active in his community and enjoyed many hobbies including travel, hiking, canoeing, puzzles, and tennis. Bill was very proud to have taken part in an Honor Flight as well as for being an active blood donor who gave over 30 gallons of blood in his lifetime. He will be forever missed by his well-loved, surviving friends and family, which includes his four children and their families, Mark Stoddard and his wife Lynn Weatherwax and their children, son Shannon and daughter Caitlin; William Stoddard and his sons Jordan and Chris; David Stoddard and his wife Lea Ann Alexander and their daughter Sasha; and Ronna Stoddard and her wife Julieanne Chapman and their son, Will; a great grandson, Elijah; and his beloved elder brother, Lester Stoddard. The family will hold a private ceremony at a future date at White Church Cemetery in Crown Point, New York. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Honor Flight Columbus, P. O. Box 12036, Columbus, Ohio 43212


Peter MacKenzie

Oct 15, 2018

The service and sacrifice of R. William Stoddard will never be forgotten. Bill took his Honor Flight on September 30th, 2017, and is a part of our memories and history. Our cherished World War II Veterans quite literally saved the world, in exchange for a debt of sacrifice that we will never be able to repay. Please accept my most sincere condolences on behalf of Honor Flight Columbus. We are deeply honored to be the recipient of donations in his memory.