The funeral for Stephen A. Hodkinson will be Friday, February 1, 11am at the Reed & Benoit Funeral Home, Rev. Joyce Woodcock officiating. Calling hours will be held from 3pm - 6pm Thursday, January 31 at the funeral home.

Spring burial will be in Sanford Corners Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

Stephen passed away unexpectedly Monday evening at the Samaritan Medical Center.  He was 51 years old.

Stephen was born in Watertown June 1, 1961, a son to Robert J. and Janet S. Longamore Hodkinson.  He graduated from Watertown High School in 1979.  He was employed by the Watertown City School District for 28 years as the head custodian at H.T. Wiley Intermediate School.

On May 7, 1983 he married Marsha Williams at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Black River.  Stephen enjoyed hunting, bowling, traveling, stock car racing, and spending time with his family (especially his grandson, Seth). He was also an avid New York Giants fan.

Stephen was a member of the Watertown Eagles Club, Sons of the American Legion, Men's Auxiliary V.F.W.,  Carthage Elks Lodge #1762, N.R.A., and the North Country Draft Horse Club.
 
Surviving besides his wife, Marsha, and his parents, Bob & Janet, are a son and daughter-in-law, Luke (Melinda) Hodkinson, Watertown; a grandson, Seth Hodkinson; a brother-in-law, Francis Williams, Black River; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the following charities: American Cancer Society, PO Box 357, Watertown, NY 13601, the Memorial Fund at the First United Methodist Church, 236 Mullin Street, Watertown, NY 13601; or to a charity of one's own choosing.

Condolences may be made at www.reedbenoit.com.