Peter Lindh Bodycombe, of Coddington Rd., Willseyville, passed away on September 22, 2012, at the age of 56.
Born April 17, 1956, in Ann Arbor, MI, Peter was the 2nd of 3 sons of Richard and Karin Lindh Bodycombe, who survive him. A graduate of Huron High School in Ann Arbor, Peter loved nature and art, earning a Bachelorâs degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University in Lansing, MI. He designed and oversaw projects in Michigan, Washington D.C., and Florida before settling in New York to marry his high school sweetheart, Diane Stone.
For the past 12 years, he was employed as a landscape designer with Cayuga Landscape in Lansing, where his designs reflected his creativity and love of plants. In addition to his daily work, Peter was passionate about professional development for young designers and collaborated with the NYS Nursery & Landscape Association to develop their nurseryman and professional landscape certificate program for his local district. Beyond landscaping, he was a kind and generous person who brightened othersâ days with his smile and optimism. In the winter he volunteered at the Caroline Food Pantry, supported many environmental and social justice causes, and, together with his wife, was a member of the Brooktondale Farmersâ Market. Peter was devoted to his dogs Clyde and Jasmine.
Known to his childhood friends as `Bodâ, Peter had a streak of mischief and warmth that made it easy to love him. He cared so much for the people around him, and his many close friends are heartbroken by his early passing. In addition to his parents and wife, Peter is survived by his step-daughter, Melissa McClure (Ruud Visser) of MI; his elder brother, Brian (Lori) Bodycombe, and their daughter Brooke Souder (Mark) of MI; his younger brother Chris (Laura) Bodycombe, their son, and Peterâs godson, Jonathan of MO; a brother-in-law, Wayne (Cindy) Stone, and their daughters, Nicole and Lindsay of IN. Peter is also survived by numerous cousins and many beloved friends.
Family will be present to receive friends from 5-7pm, Thursday, September 27th, at Lansing Funeral Home, 32 Auburn Rd., Lansing, NY. A memorial service, officiated by Rev. Cullie Mowers, will begin at 4:30 pm on September 29 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Slaterville Rd., Slaterville Springs, with a reception at the Caroline Valley Community Church afterwards.
Memorial contributions in Peterâs memory may be sent to the Caroline Food Pantry PO Box 130 Brooktondale NY 14187. The family would like to thank Peterâs angels, Lori, Margot, Gerallyn, Greg, and Joyce, who watched over him through his last week, and all of his friends who visited him or kept him in their thoughts throughout his battle with cancer.
Peter: Weâll hold you in the light.