ghodge_obit_header

Calling Hours:
Saturday, August 10, 2024, 9:45-10:45am
Parlor of First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA

Memorial Service:
Saturday, August 10, 2024, 11:00am
First Presbyterian Church
323 Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. David A. Dobi, Pastor, officiating

Greenville VFW #3374 Honor Guard will render
military honors at the conclusion of the service.
Inurnment will be in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

The service will also be available via livestream on the
FirstPresbyterian Church YouTube page.

Gerald B. “Jerry” Hodge


Gerald Britton Hodge, Powhatan, VA and Venice, FL, formerly of Greenville, PA passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 29, 1934 in Greenville, PA to Wesley Scott and Ruth Britton Hodge.  On June 29, 1957 he married Patricia Irwin Agnew, who died February 25, 1998.  He then married Judith Ann Barron on October 10, 1999.
He was a graduate of Penn High School and Pennsylvania State University and served honorably in the United States Army.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville and served as a Deacon, Elder and Treasurer.  He previously was a member of First United Methodist Church of Greenville where he sang in the choir for 50 years, was Lay Leader, Conference Delegate and a Delegate to the World Methodist Conference.  He was Chairman of the Inter-religious Commission of the Conference and Delegate to the PA Council of Churches.

He retired as President of Hodge Foundry, Inc. after 43 years of service.  He was a director of the Ductile Iron Society and the Cast Iron Research Institute, as well as, the Ductile Iron member of the U.S. Dept.of Energy Cast Metals Committee.

His local activities included: President of the Greenville Symphony, Founder of Canal Museum, President of Kiwanis Club, United Way Director, Chairman of Mercer County Div. of Pennsylvania Economy League, Director of Western PA Div. Pennsylvania Board of Governors, Member of the Mercer County Industrial Development Authority Penn Northwest, Chairman UPMC Horizon Hospital Board, member of the Penn State Shenango Board and founding member of the Mercer County Labor-Management Committee.

He enjoyed singing and sang in many choirs and groups including barbershop quartets in high school and college.  In college, his quartet sang for President and Mrs. Eisenhower.

He traveled to over 55 countries and all seven continents.

In addition to his wife, Judith of Powhatan, VA and Venice, FL, he is survived by his children, Cherie Hodge Moshier and her husband Gary of Pittsburgh, David Agnew Hodge and his wife Wendy of Winston-Salem, NC and Susan Hodge Jackson (the late Gary) of Pittsburgh.  He is also survived by three step-children: Angelyn May and her husband Sam of Fayetteville, NC, Julie Yevchak and her husband Chris of York, SC and Jessica Crompton and her husband Matt of Powhatan, VA.  He is survived by 6 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren.  He is also survived by three siblings: Scott Hodge(Sherry)of Greenville, Barbara Rumpf(Richard), of Venice, FL, and Jean Macon(Fred) of Asheville, NC.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 323 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125 or the Venice Presbyterian Church, 825 The Rialto, Venice, FL 34285.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

footer

6 Comments

  1. Marianne Hodge Granica Marianne Hodge Granica
    April 25, 2024    

    Jerry was such a leader and fixture around Greenville and he will be sorely missed. I don’t recall any memories of being in the Methodist church in Greenville when he wasn’t there. Hearing him singing in the choir, potlucks in Fellowship Hall, musical productions in my childhood, his and his family’s presence made it complete and right. Family really anchors one in life and we were blessed to have him as part of ours.

  2. Anonymous Anonymous
    April 25, 2024    

    So sorry for your loss, Don, Melinda, Jenna and Abby

  3. Joanne Weaver Joanne Weaver
    April 25, 2024    

    I’m so sorry to hear about Jerry. I certainly will miss our get togethers and dinners in Florida. I have known Jerry since our high school days . He was always such a kind and interesting person. Wishing you and your families the best of memories.
    Joanne Weaver

  4. Donald W Eakman Donald W Eakman
    April 29, 2024    

    Sorry to hear that Jerry passed away, I always enjoyed talking to him at our Class ( 1952 ) Breakfasts on the first Wednesday of the month.
    My condolences to you and Family.
    Don Eakman

  5. Jay and Elaine Hodge Jay and Elaine Hodge
    May 2, 2024    

    Elaine and I have many happy memories of family gatherings with Jerry and family and years of hearing Scott and Jerry in the Methodist church choir. I remember Jerry sharing his happy memories in the Penn State choir with Pat. We also shared a love of music especially at Christmas time when the choral programs were on. The foundry years were a huge part of our lives and will always be a part of me. Blessings to all who carry on with his memory.

  6. Frank and Terrie Marrapese Frank and Terrie Marrapese
    May 11, 2024    

    Jerry has been a dear friend for many years. Many vacations, trips to Corolla, bike rides, game nights and so much more. I have told many people that Jerry was the smarted person I know. Loved to have him on my Trivia team. He was constantly giving… to his family, friends, and community. He loved Greenville and will be missed by all.

Leave a Condolence

Your email address will not be published.