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Harrison T.C. Hodge (W2CQR)
May 23, 2011
Harrison T.C. Hodge
AGE: 97 • Freehold
Harrison T. C. Hodge, 97, of Freehold, formerly of New Milford, died Monday, May 23, 2011, at Applewood Estates, Freehold Township. Born in Tottenville, S.I., he was an Eagle Scout and played the drums in a scout band. Harrison was an controller for John Price Jones, N.Y.C. A World War II veteran, he served as a Navy seabee in the Pacific from 1943-1946. He enjoyed ham radio, woodworking, and radio controlled boats.
He is predeceased by his wife, Fern E. Stricklin, in 2007. Surviving are his sister, Nan E. Rodino of New Hampshire; daughter, Pamela Garver and her husband William of Blue Bell, Pa.; son, Douglas Hodge and his wife Joan of Milltown; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Published in Asbury Park Press on June 2, 2011. ***
Harrison was my Elmer, and patiently gave the 5WPM novice code test to a very nervous 12 year old boy at his house. WV2TCE began his ham experience -- 51 years later he's still licensed - K7TCE. 73, Rest in peace Harrison, and eternal DX.
Contributed by: Joe Martorelli (K7TCE)
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