Nicholas Frank Scodari, age 88, died on Friday, April 4, 2014 at his home in Berlin.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was the son of the late Dominick Scodari and Genevieve Barone Scodari. He is survived by his wife, Marion Micciulli Scodari of Rockville, Md. and children, Christine Scodari of Boca Raton, Fla.; Barbara Krute and her husband, Phillip of Germantown, Md.; Paul Scodari and his wife, Nga Tran of Silver Spring and Anita Ferguson Todd and her husband, Joel Todd of Berlin.
There are four grandchildren, Cecilia Krute Galati, Ryan Krute, Hailey Ferguson and Bruno Scodari. He was preceded in death by a brother, Frank Scodari and a sister, Mary Sheridan. He is also survived by his niece, Genevieve Starrett and his nephew, Jeffrey Brown.
Mr. Scodari, a Bronze Star recipient, served in World War II with the 26th Infantry Division and proudly referred to himself as a “Dog Faced Soldier.” He worked for more than 30 years for the Federal Government, retiring as a procurement officer for the Department of Commerce.
He had been a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockville and had been attending Holy Savior Catholic Church in Ocean City and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Berlin. He was a member of AARP, the National Association of Retired Federal Employees, and the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Coastal Hospice at the Ocean, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Md. 21804. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.burbagefuneralhome.com.