Russell Thomas "Russ" Hodgkiss, Jr.March 30, 1940 ~ April 7, 2017 (age 77)
Russell Thomas “Russ” Hodgkiss, Jr. age 77 passed away Friday, April 7, 2017 at the Trinity Medical Center West Steubenville, OH
He was born March 30, 1940 in Pittsburgh, PA.
Russ attended the Riverview United Methodist Church, Toronto; was a long time member and trustee of the Dyer Country Club of Toronto; a member of the Toronto American Legion Post No. 86 and was a 1959 graduate of Jefferson Union High School.
He loved to golf and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye, Pittsburgh Pirate and Pittsburgh Steeler fan.
Russ served 25 years as head coach of the Clarke Funeral Home Jr. League baseball team and served his country during the Vietnam War era in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He retired from the Wheeling – Pittsburgh Steel Mill, Mingo Junction plant as motor inspector.
Russ was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Thomas Hodgkiss, Sr. and Duella (Graham) Hodgkiss.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Kay (Redmond) Hodgkiss whom he married January 8, 1965;
Sons, Russell Thomas (Carrie) Hodgkiss ,III of Toronto, OH and Bruce A. “Moose” Hodgkiss of Hilton Head, SC; daughter, Debbie A. (Kevin) Cook of Andersonville, TN; grandsons, Russell Thomas Hodgkiss, IV, Logan and Ian Cook; sisters, Frances Fleishour of Steubenville, OH, Betsy (Thomas) Gaumer of Cleveland, OH and Ruth Byers of Steubenville, OH.
Visitation hours for Russ will be held 2-4 and 6-8 Monday, April 10th at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto, OH.
A celebration service of Russ’ life will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, April 11th at the funeral home with Pastor Ed Kovacik officiating. Interment will follow at the Toronto Union Cemetery where full military honors will be presented by the Toronto American Legion Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions in memory of Russ may, if desired be made to the Dyer Country Club, 918 Twp. Rd. 245, Toronto, OH 43964 or the donor’s choice of charities.
Dyer Country Club
918 Township Road 245, Toronto OH 43964
Donor's Choice of Charities