Stephen A. Hodkinson

January 29, 2013       

WATERTOWN, N.Y.    Stephen A. Hodkinson, 51, passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, Jan. 28, at Samaritan Medical Center.

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Reed & Benoit Funeral Home with Rev. Joyce Woodcock officiating. Calling hours will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Sanford Corners Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Born June 1, 1961, in Watertown, a son to Robert J. and Janet S. Longamore Hodkinson, he graduated in 1979 from Watertown High School. 

He was employed by the Watertown City School District for 28 years as the head custodian at H.T. Wiley Intermediate School.

He married Marsha Williams on May 7, 1983, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Black River. 

Mr. Hodkinson enjoyed hunting, bowling, traveling, stock car racing, and spending time with his family (especially his grandson, Seth). 

He was also an avid New York Giants fan.

Mr. Hodkinson was a member of the Watertown Eagles Club, Sons of the American Legion, Men's Auxiliary V.F.W., Carthage Elks Lodge #1762, N.R.A., and the North Country Draft Horse Club.

Surviving besides his wife, Marsha, and his parents, Bob and Janet, are a son and daughter-in-law, Luke (Melinda) Hodkinson, Watertown; a grandson, Seth Hodkinson; a brother-in-law, Francis Williams, Black River; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the following charities: American Cancer Society, PO Box 357, Watertown, NY 13601, the Memorial Fund at the First United Methodist Church, 236 Mullin Street, Watertown, NY 13601; or to a charity of one's own choosing.

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Information provided by Reed & Benoit Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.