OBITUARY: Joseph W. Odlum, Jr., 86

WILMINGTON, MA — Joseph W. Odlum, Jr., age 86, of Wilmington, born on October 16, 1931 in Pawtucket, RI, died on February 22, 2018.

Joe was married to his beloved wife, Mary (Pollard) for 59 years. Devoted father to Dianne Werner of Manchester, NH and William and Cathy Odlum of Cedar Park, TX. Beloved son of the late Joseph W. and Margaret L. (Cooney). Predeceased by a daughter, Marianne, and brother, Robert J. Odlum. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Frank A. Odlum and his wife, Marjory of Andover, six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was an Army Korean War Veteran. Held undergraduate and master business degrees from Boston College in addition to an electrical engineering degree from Merrimack College. Joe held management positions at Sylvania Electric and Raytheon before founding his own company as a Professional Business Consultant; specializing in management of medical and dental practices over the course of fifty one years; retiring in 2015. Joe moved with his family from Pawtucket, RI to Battle Creek, MI in 1934 and 1948 to Stoneham, MA and then in 1958 married and moved to Wilmington, MA. Joe held memberships in the Society of Professional Business Consultants, National Society of Tax Professionals and American Institute of Tax Studies.

Family and friends will gather for a graveside service with military honors in the Spring Grove Cemetery, 124 Abbott St., Andover, on Saturday, February 24th, at 11:30 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s name can be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241-7005.

(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)

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