Milan P. Hodul, 89, of Warrenton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home.
He was born January 18, 1928, in New York, N.Y., to the late Paul and Katherine Hodul.
Mr. Hodul proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during the end of World War II. After he returned from the service, he eventually moved to Hightstown, N.J., where he met his future wife and married on June 28, 1952. Mr. and Mrs. Hodul raised their 11 children in Hightstown, N.J., before moving to Warrenton in 1984.
He spent most of his career working at IBM, retiring as a senior assembly specialist in 1990. Above all, Mr. Hodul enjoyed spending time with his family. He enjoyed farming, gardening and woodworking. He relished trips to the Outer Banks with his family. He was a devout Catholic.
Always quick with a smile and full of warmth, Mr. Hodul will be greatly missed and always loved by everyone who had the pleasure to know him.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 65 years, Gertrude Hodul; 11 children and their spouses, Kathleen and Wayne Rogers of East Windsor, N.J., Deborah Hodul of East Windsor, N.J., Marie and Jeff Taylor of Midland, Ann and Robert Crawford of Middletown, Md., Milan P. “Chip” Hodul Jr. and Rita of New Egypt, N.J., Michele and Carl Rubino of Allentown, N.J., Christopher and Ann Hodul of Warrenton, Karen and Edward Rosenberger of Warrenton, Richard and Angela Hodul of Warrenton, Brian and Kristen Hodul of Warrenton, and Stephanie and Steven Christianson of Warrenton; 35 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his in-laws, Helen Hodul, Ann Byrne, Rosemary Byrne, Edwina Byrne, Barbara Schauer, Jean Byrne, James Setneska, and Kathleen and Arthur Ezell.
He was predeceased by his brother, Steven.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, September 8, when his Funeral Mass will begin at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton. Interment will be private.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Capital Caring Hospice
and Down Syndrome Association
of Northern Virginia.