Milan P. Hodul of Warrenton, VA passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 3 surrounded by his loving family at his home. He was 89.
Milan was the beloved husband of 65 years to his wife, Gertrude.
Born in New York, NY, Milan was the son of the late Paul and Katherine Hodul. He is predeceased by his brother, Steven.
Milan proudly served our country in the US Air Force during the end of World War II. After he returned from the service, he eventually moved to Hightstown, NJ, where he met his future wife and was married on June 28, 1952. Milan and Gertrude raised their 11 children in Hightstown, NJ, before moving to Warrenton in 1984. Milan spent most of his career working at IBM, retiring as a senior assembly specialist in 1990.
Above all, Milan 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, Milan will be greatly missed and always loved by everyone who had the pleasure to know him.
Milan is survived by his 11 children and their spouses: Kathleen and Wayne Rogers of East Windsor, NJ, Deborah Hodul of East Windsor, NJ, Marie and Jeff Taylor of Midland, VA, Ann and Robert Crawford of Middletown, MD, Milan Jr. (Chip) and Rita of New Egypt, NJ, Michele and Carl Rubino of Allentown, NJ, Christopher and Ann Hodul of Warrenton, VA, Karen and Edward Rosenberger of Warrenton, VA, Richard and Angela Hodul of Warrenton, VA, Brian and Kristen Hodul of Warrenton, VA, and Stephanie and Steven Christianson, of Warrenton, VA. He is survived by 35 grandchildren and 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.
Milan’s family will receive friends and family on Friday, September 8 from 1:00 PM until his Funeral Mass at 2:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA 20186. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Capital Caring Hospice (capitalcaring.org) and Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (www.dsanv.org).
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