Survivors include daughters, Eleanor Caldwell of Seattle and Catherine Appel of Brookings, Ore.; a son, William T.
He was principal of Del Campo High School for 17 years, retiring in 1978. Bode had a strong interest in photography and shot pictures for two books written by his wife, Frances, who preceded him in death.
He also wrote a book, "The Floral Designer's Guide to Photography," and was the photographer for members of the Arrangers Guild.
He joined San Juan Unified School District in 1959 as dean of boys at Encina High School.
Shortly thereafter, he became vice principal at El Camino High School.
The world seems darker without this kind, humorous, loving man in it.
He was a loving husband and best friend of Sharon, a proud father to son David (Laura), stepson Douglas Calvert (Naomi), stepdaughter Jeray Huerta and in Santa Barbara stepchildren Becki Norton (Doug) and Daniel Hess.
This then led him to the Yolo County Environmental Health Department, where he worked for many years.
However, his most cherished accomplishment was his family, as husband to wife Annette and father to Alec and Gianna.
He also was a member of the Army Special Service basketball team.
He later coached at Encina and Rio Americano High Schools from 1978-1990, successfully taking the Encina football team to the playoffs in 1985.
His family wishes to invite everyone to celebrate his life on Sunday July 9th, 3pm, at the Encina High School gym, 1400 Bell Street, Sacramento.