Robert C. Hodge, 87, died in Madison on February 21, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Eileen; his two children Elizabeth and Andrew; his granddaughter Kiya; his daughter-in-law Andrea; his sister-in-law Marianne Hodge, and his sister- and brother-in-law Judith and Joseph Musgrave. He is also survived by his beloved cousins, nephews, nieces and friends. He was preceded in death by his sister Madeline and brother James. Bob was born and raised in New York City. Following high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force where he served four years, including tours in Japan as a medic during the Korean War. He then attended and graduated St. John’s University in New York City. His career was spent in human resources management, ending as VP of Human Resources for the medical products group of a British multinational. After retirement he was an active volunteer with a number of organizations, particularly the Madison Literacy Council. For more than 15 years, Bob was a volunteer language skills tutor at Thoreau Elementary School. A world traveler, a builder of model sailing ships, an avid and eclectic reader, a writer of poetry and short stories, he was a man of many interests. He will be dearly missed by his family and his devoted circle of friends.
There will be a visitation for Bob on Saturday, February 27 at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 6021 University Ave, Madison, from 11 am until 1 pm. A celebration of Bob’s Life will be at 1 pm. The memorial service will also be live streamed via the following link: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony/?c=474493cb-ce7f-4f55-ba9e-d9db79847255
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Second Harvest Food Bank (www.secondharvestmadison.org).
The family thanks Agrace Hospice for their compassionate care.
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