Mr. Rodak was born in 1918, Webster, Massachusetts, to parents who were Polish immigrants. He was a lifelong bachelor. He enjoyed daily walks-hiking in younger years-and watching baseball games on TV. Mr. Rodak had a pleasant personality with a good sense of humor, although he was somewhat shy. He was a barber by trade, having received his training from his father in the family barber shop. His mind was sharp right up to the end, at age 92!