MOLINE — Richard L. Stodd, 67, of Moline, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Trinity Rock Island, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home in Rock Island. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rock Island. Friends and family are welcome to attend and celebrate Rich’s life with music, prayer, and fellowship. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Richard L. Stodd was born May 14, 1949, in Moline, a son of Richard E. and Evelyn G. Sanders Stodd. He married Janet L. McKelvey on May 27, 1972, at  Ascension Chapel, Augustana College, Rock Island.

Rich spent his life giving music to the Quad-City community. A graduate of Augustana College, Rich taught band in East Moline, Moline, Alwood Schools in Alpha, Illinois, and Woodhull, Illinois, and served as associate director of bands with the Geneseo schools for 20 years. Following retirement, Rich could not stay away from music, and served as the director of operations for the Quad-City Symphony until May 2016. Rich also shared his love of music with the community, and directed the Maple City Band for many years. He and his family were active members of First Lutheran Church in Geneseo and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rock Island.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Janet L. (McKelvey) Stodd of Moline; and his children, Erin (Stodd) Kozakis and Michael Kozakis of Schaumburg, Illinois, Katie Stodd Knapp and David Knapp of Plainville, Connecticut, and Jenny Stodd and Todd Meredith of Barnegat, New Jersey. Rich was also the proud Papa of two audacious and intelligent grandchildren.

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