Mervin J. "Buster" Hodge, Sr., 80,
of Carlisle, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2011, at Forest Park Health Center, Carlisle. He was born Monday, January 19,
1931, in Carlisle, a son of the late Elmer and Mary (Spradley) Hodge.
Buster served in the US Army and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was the recipient
of the Bronze Star Medal, Korean Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, Combat Infantry Badge and the Germany Occupational
Medal. He worked as legislative clerk with the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and retired in 2005 after 27 years of
service. Buster was a member of Haines-Stackfield American Legion Post 826, Carlisle.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Lois J. (Hill) Hodge, three
sons; Vaughn G., Robert G. and Mervin J., Jr. (and his wife, Mary) Hodge, two daughters; Sharyn Seffu and Sonya Hodge Clemons,
two brothers; Paul R. and George R. Hodge, one sister, Elizabeth Goens, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host
of relatives and friends. Buster was preceded in death by four brothers; Elmer, Shirley, Payton and Jake Hodge and three sisters;
Mary Jane Lee, Eleanor Easter and Roberta Pacheco.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 2, 2011, in the Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Duane Coleman officiating. Viewing will be held Thursday evening from
6 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, December 5, at Indiantown
Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Memorial contributions may be made to Bibleway Hibner Memorial Church of God in Christ,
223 Walnut St., Carlisle, PA 17013.
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R.I.P. Bus you will
be missed and Carlisle will never be the same without you.
The Evans Family
Sending our thoughts and prayers at this time of deep sorrow.
The Rev Dr Edith L Werdebach
Sending our thoughts and prayers to the family.
Mr & Mrs Keith
Johnson and Family
Bless Mervin Hodge Sr. We honor your service in the defense of this country. We are a better place because of you.
Randolph K Hays
Praying for you and your family that you will find comfort during this difficult
Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cook, Carlisle, PA
My sincere condolences to the entire Hodge family.
Buster was Buster, and there will not be
May you Rest in Peace, my brother, another Carlisle OG gone......peace....
San Francisco California
will miss Buster calling us from down the street when we came in town. May you find comfort in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
God Bless the family
Dorothy, Victor & Michelle Grimes
We are so sorry to learn of you Father's passing.You have our deepest sympathy,
Deb and Roger Liberator
Goodbye old friend See you
on the other side
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