Gary G. Hodovanec, 55, of Peckville, formerly of Throop and Scranton, died Monday evening at home after being stricken ill. His wife is the former Theresa Merva.
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Born in Scranton, son of Nan Stead Hodovanec, Peckville, and the late George Hodovanec, he was a graduate of Mid Valley High School and Johnson College, Scranton. He was employed as a welder for Bolus Trucking for the past two years, and attended Bradley Memorial Methodist Church, Scranton.
Also surviving are two daughters, Carrie and husband, Daniel Knott, Scott Twp.; and Jessica Sabato and husband, Mark, Olyphant; stepchildren, Selena, Bobbie and Joe Lorenzetti; and Alexa and husband, Clay Hancock; two grandchildren; a stepgrandson, Colton; a sister, Michele Davitt and husband, Stephen, Dickson City; aunts, nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sharon Savitsky; a brother, Vance; and an infant brother, Bruce.
A memorial celebration of life will be held today at 7 p.m. in the John F. Glinsky Funeral Home, 445 Sanderson St., Throop, by the Rev. Michael Shambora, pastor, Bradley Memorial Methodist Church, Scranton. Interment will be private.
Friends may call today, 5 until service time.
Published in Scranton Times on Feb. 7, 2013