Jul 5, 2015


MARCH 7, 1936-DEC. 17, 2006


Richard C. Hodgkinson, 70, of 2614 Tiffin Ave., Lot 74, Sandusky, died unexpectedly Sunday evening, Dec. 17, 2006, in St. Vincent Charity Hospital, Cleveland.

He was born March 7, 1936, in Bay Bridge, Ohio. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and Eagles Club. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time in the outdoors, and working on his Cushman's.

Richard is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley J. (Weyer) Hodgkinson of Castalia, whom he married March 26, 1955, in St. Mary's Catholic Church; four sons, Richard (Janice), Bobby (Juli), Jerry (Robin) and Terry Hodgkinson, all of Sandusky; two daughters, Sally Ninness of Marblehead and Carol Tompkins of Sandusky; 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; two stepbrothers, Tim and Ted; two stepsisters, Gerri and Donna; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard and Sally (McCartney) Hodgkinson; his stepmother, Lillian; two brothers, Thomas of Michigan and Lloyd of Sandusky; and one sister, Marylavine Churchill.

Friends will be received from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday in Groff Funeral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Douglas Garand of St. Mary's Catholic Church officiating. Burial will be in Meadow Green Memorial Park, Bogart Road, Huron.

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