William "Rod" Blount Rodman, 68


Memorial ServiceWilliam "Rod" Blount Rodman V, 68 of California, MD died at his home on April 18, 2012.

Born on August 6, 1943 in Portsmouth, Virginia, he was the son of the late William Blount Rodman IV and Susan Noble Rodman. Rod served in the Navy from 1972-1994, retiring as a Commander for the US Navy. He was a member of the Patuxent Naval Museum and Sotterley Plantation.

Rod is survived by his wife, Kathleen A. Rodman, his children, Caryn Ann Snyder (Cole) Cle Elum, WA; Daniel B. Rodman (Jennifer) Effingham, IL; William B. Rodman VI, Everett, WA; and Sandra Jean Vaughan ( John), Wilmington, NC; his brothers Wright Rodman (Rosemary) Bonita, CA; John Rodman (Wilmington, NC) and Edward Rodman, Wilmington, NC; and Grandchildren, Carlie, Elijah, Nicolas, Joshua, Zachary and Benjamin Rodman, Tenor Summers, John Vaughan Jr., Rylie McDaniel, Noah and Caleb LaChance, Catlin, Madeline and JoJo Middlebrook.

A Memorial Service honoring Rod's life will be held at the Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood, Maryland 20636 on Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 11:00AM. Reverend John Ball from Trinity Episcopal Church in St. Mary's City will conduct the service. Family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at date and time to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or got@woundedwarriorproject.org

Condolences to the family may be made at www.brinsfieldfuneral.com.

Arrangements by the Brinsfield Funeral Home, P.A., Leonardtown, MD.

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