Leonard Hodgkinson, Jr.

Obituary of Leonard C. Hodgkinson, Jr.

Rensselaer – Leonard C. Hodgkinson, Jr. completed this journey on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home at peace at the age of 71. Originally from New Bedford, MA, he grew up in Buchanan, NY and lived in Rensselaer, NY since 1975. Lee served as a Congressional Aide in Washington, D.C. in the late 1960's and was an officer and trainer in the New York Army National Guard in the 1970’s. He held Bachelor degrees in Accounting from Bryant University and in Economics and Political Science from Vassar College. Lee enjoyed being at the ocean, listening to jazz, spirited discussions on current events and politics, and spending time with family and friends. Lee was preceded in death by his mother, Elizabeth, his father Leonard “Len” and his mom, Marie. He is survived by his partner of 47 years and caregiver, Judy; his siblings: Frank (Kathryn) Hodgkinson, Martha (David) Swift and Lois (David) Hines; his sister-in-law Patricia Sullwold; his nieces and nephews: Carolyn (Luke) Rice, John (Gretta) Sullwold, Brian (Megan Grant) Hodgkinson, Peter and Kristin Hodgkinson, Michael Swift and Madeline, Leah and Rebecca Hines and by his great nephews and great niece: Parker Rice and Henry and Ivy Sullwold. Calling hours for Lee will be held on Saturday, July 25, from 11am to 1pm in the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer, followed by a brief Memorial Service at 1pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in Lee’s memory to Community Hospice, Eddy Alzheimer’s Respite Grant Program, Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club or the friends of Schodack Island State Park.
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Saturday
25
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Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Saturday
25
July

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1:00 pm
Saturday, July 25, 2020
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
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