The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Obituaries

March 27, 2014

Walter E. Hodgkinson

ASHTABULA — Walter Edward Hodgkinson, age 76, of W. 8th St., passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

He was born Nov. 13, 1937, in Ashtabula, the son of William A. and Bernice H. (Walton) Hodgkinson and had been a lifetime Ashtabula resident. He attended Ashtabula High School and was proud to have served his country in the Army National Guard for several years.

Prior to his retirement, he worked as a truck driver for Smith Trucking in Steubenville, Ohio. He previously drove for Chapman’s Food Service, worked on the New York Central Railroad, and had been employed at NAMCO Controls in Jefferson as well.

Mr. Hodgkinson liked to fix things. He was handy and never turned anyone away who needed help. He was a great storyteller and always shared stories about his trucking adventures. He loved to take road trips and Sunday drives and loved children as much as children loved him.

His survivors include his wife, Anna Mae (Zanko) Hodgkinson, whom he married Nov. 12, 1960; three children, Edward J. (Rhonda Holmes) Hodgkinson of Bellevue, Brenda A. Hall of Ashtabula and John D. (Debbie) Hodgkinson of Ashtabula; eight grandchildren, Robert, Collin, Dylan, Brittany, Kristal, David, Brian, and Alex; four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Troy, Jericho, and Alexis; three brothers, Dale L. (Anna) of Ashtabula, Roy A. of Pineville, Mo., and Timothy W. (Mitzi) of Pierpont; one sister, Joyce Bogar of Ashtabula; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Terry Hall; three sisters, Helen Kerns, Margaret Drum, and Gale L. Hodgkinson; eight brothers, John, Ronald, David, all in infancy, and Willard, Paul, William T., Edgar P. and Frederick; and his parents.

Calling Hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a Service at 1 p.m., Friday, March 28th, at ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula. The Rev. Kenneth Roberts, Pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, North Kingsville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Obituary at www.ducro.com and starbeacon.com.

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