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Donald L. Hodge, Jr., 41, of Carlisle, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at home. He was born on Tuesday, January 28, 1969 in Carlisle and was the son of Donald L. Hodge, Sr. and Ruby (Hawkins) Hodge, both of Carlisle.

Donald was a 1987 graduate of Carlisle High School. He was employed by Petro Stopping Centers in Middlesex Township and also worked for the Sentinel as a newspaper carrier for many years. Donald enjoyed spending time with his family, playing video games in his spare time and wrestling.

In addition to his parents, Donald is survived by his sister, Caussia M. Hodge of Carlisle, his maternal grandmother, Mary Hawkins of Philadelphia, two nieces, a nephew and a host of uncles, aunts and cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert Hawkins, his paternal grandparents; John "Sally" Thompson and Mary Jane "Dumpy" Hodge and a niece, Tyra Hodge.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. Rev. Bruce D. Points, Sr. and Rev. Daniel Lehigh will officiate. Viewing will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be private.

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Ms. Ruby,Caussia & the rest of the family - 
 My prayers to you all!  Sorry for your loss!

Reginald L. Oberton & family
I am very saddened by his passing.
I seriously will miss him!

Sammiee Lobdell
 Thanksgiving, Xmas, cookouts and WORK will NOT be the same without you, and Monday and Thursday nite wrestling. You was my 2nd ""kid""for like EVER...You will be missed in our home.

Sheree and Thomas
Donald you were a great friend, you will be sadly missed, we all know you are in a better place, but it is still hard to let you go, we will miss you, luv ya,
 Sherry Decker and family


Kim Hileman

My family would like to extend our deepest sympathy.  We will most certainly miss his amazing smile and uplifting spirit.  His stay on earth has come to an end because obviously God needed to bring another of his angels home.
Thommas and Tawnya Brown

To my friend Caussia and family, Sorry for your loss.  You and your family are in my prayers.  God Bless, R I P...Donald.



We will miss you Donald.  You were a great person with a wonderful outlook on life.


I'm sadden that God has took another angel from us but i know u r looking down on all of us.  I'm very grateful to have known u for a very long time.  My daughters adored u so much.  I surely hope we will meet again.  You and your family are in my prayers and thoughts.  We will miss u old buddy!

Tara Wengrzyn

Ruby,  I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your son.  But we all know when the Lord calls we go. Your family is in my prayers.  May the Lord watch over and bless you all.

Barbara J. Rand

To the Hodge Family,  Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss you Donald.

The Wescoat Family

To The Hodge Family,
I know hearts are filled with grief and I am so very sorry for the loss of such a unique man. Donald was a really awesome guy that I had known for years. I pray that God wraps you all in his arms to comfort you in these sad times. I also pray that God will help you heal in knowing that Donald sits beside him now in Heaven....a place far better then this one, and that when the time is right we will see him and all our loved ones again. May God Bless and Keep you now at your darkest hour and forever.


Miss Ruby and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Donald was a great person for whom all could be proud of.  Nobody will ever forget, but in time may the pain ease.

Rick & Stephanie Stackfield





Will be missed by all of his friends.  

He helped so many people and he made them smile too.



May God's love ease your pain in this time of sorrow. Caussia our deepest sympathy to you & your family.

Bobbie and Aaron

My condolences go out to Mrs. Ruby, Caussia and the rest of the immediate family.  I am sorry about your loss and I am also grateful to know that another one of us Hodges returned home to be with the lord. My prayers go out to you all.  God Bless and RIP Donald.  You will be greatly missed!!!!!

Erica Richardson

My thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of grief.  I know first hand the pain of loss.  Please know that you are not alone, many others are feeling the loss of Donald as well.  May God be with your family.

Dolly Booker and family


Dear Caussia:

 I was very sorry to read of your brother's death.

Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Marjorie Fitzpatrick (your Democratic committeewoman)



 I am so sorry to hear of Donald's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jamie Mayberry

I can remember days of Donald's
smiling face down at the soup-kitchen. And never a complaint.
Always willing to get along with everyone he came in contact with, he may have had his dislikes, but for the most
part, he tried to get along with everyone.

Randy E. Comp


Our deepest sorrow for the loss of cousin Donald.  He is truly in his home with God.  We love you and be strong during this time.

The Arter family


Ruby, and family,

 Donald will be missed.  My condolences are with you and your family. 

 If there is anything that you need, please let our family know.

Kitzi Chappelle and Family


You will be missed Donald.  I will always remember your smile.  Rest in peace


Sincerest sympathies on your loss.  He was a wonderful boy (sorry I knew him in school...) who was always smiling and happy and was well-liked.  I'm sure all those who loved him will miss that part of him tremendously.  Many of the Class of 1987 are expressing their sympathies on Facebook.  Please just know that we are all thinking of you and your loss!

Robin Sherman-Witherow


Donald will be missed by many.  He was a great guy and would do anything for anyone.  My prayers are with you and your family..


My Dearest Donald ,

I will never forget you and all the time we spent together,the spagetti dinners that you so loved will never be the same,our time together will always be close to my heart, I will never forget you.  Ms. Ruby and Caussia please always know that you are family and you are in my prayers..God bless your family.


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