Clifford S. Odson

August 21, 1919 ‒ May 18, 2013

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: A licensed ham radio operator since the late 1930’s, for over 60 years, Clifford Odson was a member of Inter City Amateur Radio Club, making him one of the clubs longest active members. Funny and easy going, one of Cliff’s favorite sayings was, “I’m one of the biggest hams in town!”

A man of integrity, Clifford S. Odson of Mansfield, passed away Saturday evening, May 18, 2013 in MedCentral Hospice’s Inpatient Unit surrounded by his loving family. He was 93.

The son of Jim and Ada (Perse) Odson, Cliff was born August 21, 1919 and was graduated from Madison High School in 1938.

On April 25, 1942 he married Mildred Collins. The two shared 68 years of marriage.

For 20 years, Cliff worked for Westinghouse. He later worked as manufacturing engineer for Therm-O-Disc retiring in 1975. For the next 25 years Cliff worked for his family’s television repair business.

A member of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Cliff served on the church council, taught children’s chapel, Sunday school, and sang with the senior choir.

Cliff was intrigued with aviation and loved reading and learning about biplane airplanes.

Content, Cliff counted his blessing daily. When asked how he felt, he’d reply, “If I felt any better, I’d have to be twins.”

Cliff and Mildred were the cornerstone of a close, loving family, and Cliff will be remembered as a husband, dad, and grandpa that would give anything for his family.

Cliff is survived by four sons, James and Helga, Ronald and Rita, Gary and Ronda, and David and Joann all of Mansfield; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Cliff was preceded in death by his loving wife Mildred Odson on July 2, 2010; siblings Robert, Ruth, Edward, Irene, and Richard Odson.

Friends may call Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 5-8pm in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:30 am. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to St. John’s United Church of Christ may be made through the funeral home.

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