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Rodman, Martin J.

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November 6, 1930 - December 20, 2010

Rodman, Martin J.

We are pained and full of sorrow to
report the death of Martin Judah
Rodman, age 80, residing in Dallas,
Texas who died on Monday, December
20, 2010 from natural causes.
Martin was born on November
6, 1930 in New York City and was
raised in The Bronx as one of two
children born to the late Rose Levine
and Philip Rodman. Martin attended
The Bronx High School of
Science and received his Bachelor of
Business Administration and Master
of Arts degrees from The City College
of New York, and later received
his Master of Business Administra –
tion degree from UT Dallas. He
proudly served in the U.S. Army for
two years and was honorably discharged.
He excelled in his career of
30 years as an accountant and executive
for the Army and Air Force
Exchange Service (AAFES), traveling
throughout the world, which he
loved. While stationed in Munich,
Germany, he met Irma Bendel
MacKenzie, his wife of 38 years.
They were wedded in 1972 and
raised their family of three children
in Dallas, Texas. Only 18 days before
Martin passed away, Irma died
from pancreatic cancer; Martin took
exquisite care of Irma and their
closeness is evident from the proximity
of their deaths. After retiring
from AAFES, Martin worked for
the Dallas Museum of Art, a testimony
to his love of all arts. He also
taught finance and accounting at
Southern Methodist University.
Martin was the devoted father to
the late Christina MacKenzie. Martin
is survived by his sister Enid
Flender, son Alexander MacKenzie,
daughter Sarah Rodman Scott, sonin-
law Daniel Scott, niece Nicole
Chalamet, nephew Rodman
Flender, and granddaughters Alexis
and Caroline Scott. Martin will be
greatly missed by those that knew
him. He was an avid reader, an intellect,
and a quintessential renaissance
man. He valued education as
an absolute priority and was dedicated
to fostering scholarly pursuits
for his family. He will always be remembered
by his children as a
nurturing and loving father. He will
also be remembered as an extremely
unique individual who enjoyed engaging
in discussions with people
from all walks of life about any and
all topics, always wanting to learn
new insights and knowledge. A funeral
service will be held at the
Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery
in Dallas, Texas on Monday,
December 27, at 10:30 a.m.

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