Martha A. (Marty) Hauser Hodrick
Martha A (Marty) Hauser Hodrick, 98, a resident of the Williamsport Home, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 10, 2019. The third child of Henry and Sarah Hauser, she was born in Linden, on April 7, 1921. Loved as a sister, wife, mother, aunt, Nana, great-Nana, Great-Meema and Grandma Marty, she will be sadly missed by many as a cherished family member and friend.
During the second World War she felt the need to serve her country and joined the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving as a recruiter in Detroit, she was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., where she managed several beauty salons that tended to the needs of the women Marines. It was there that she met and fell in love with Lt. William A. Hodrick. They were married on July 27, 1946, and celebrated 50 years of marriage together before he passed in 1996. They moved to Williamsport where she raised two sons, William A. Jr. (Cherie) and Robert J. (Laurie).
An avid golfer and former member of the Williamsport Country Club, Marty enjoyed playing in the ladies’ leagues and with her husband when they traveled and wintered in Florida. She was very proud of her two holes-in-one. She also enjoyed playing duplicate bridge and was a longtime member of the Williamsport Bridge Club and a Life Master.
Marty is survived by her two sons and their spouses, five grandchildren, Rebecca Shaible (James), of Williamsport, Kevin Hodrick (Nicole), of Williamsport, Alison Szczerba (Jude), of Wilmington, Del., Courtney Hodrick, of Atherton, Calif., and Reid Bagwell (Ashley), of Boston, Mass.; and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, her brother, Carl Hauser, her sister, LaVerta Harper Garrison, and a baby girl.
Services will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 326 Washington Blvd., Williamsport, on Monday, July 15. The family will receive visitors from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. William Corcoran at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery immediately following the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to either St. Boniface Church or the Lock Haven University Foundation, in memory of Martha Hodrick.
The family would like to thank Dr. Lee Ciccarelli and the staff of the Williamsport Home for the kind and compassionate care they provided while Marty was a resident of the home.