Girard, Ohio- Services were held for Claude “Jack” Hodge 79, formerly of Pulaski, who died Friday, January 15, 2010 at Hospice House, Youngstown, Ohio. Jack was born June 4,1930 in Pulaski. The son of the late John H. and Dola Mae Cole Hodge. He retired from Wean United – United Foundries as a Truck Driver after 42 years of service. Jack was an Army Veteran during the Korean War.
He was a member of VFW Post 419 in Girard, Ohio, Army Navy Garrison #422, American Legion Girard and The Moose Lodge in Mecca, Ohio. Jack married Joan M. Chmelik in 1968, Joan passed away March 11, 2003. He is survived by 2 sons; Tim Hodge, & David Wright both of Girard, 2 daughters; Debbie Wright of Girard & Linda Nitzsky of Youngstown, Ohio, 3 sisters; Pasty Lester of Dublin, VA., Frances Turner of Boyton Beach, Fld., and Elsie Carmer of Youngstown, Ohio. He also leaves 4 grandchildren; Laura, Melissa, Meghan & Michelle and 5 great grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joan, and a brother John L. Hodge.
Arrangements were handled by McClurkin Funeral Home, Girard, Ohio.