Robert N. Hoden, 80, 5 Tan Street Sheffield, passed away Monday, December 18, 2017 at Warren General Hospital in Warren PA. He was born December 16, 1937 in Warren, a son of the late John and Mary (Kowal) Hoden.
Robert proudly served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 until 1960. In 1992 he retired from the State Hospital in Warren PA where he worked as an electrician in the Maintenance department. He was also an electrical inspector in Warren County and was self employed, establishing Hoden Electric in the 1970’s.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Sheffield, PA and also belonged to the Sheffield Rod & Gun Club and Clarendon Kalbfus Rod and Gun Club. Robert enjoyed all sports including bowling, hunting, & fishing most of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Dianne Sue Hoden and 7 children: Debbie Hoden McPherson of Pensacola Fl, Robert N. Hoden Jr. (Michele) of Lakewood, NY, Theresa Hoden Odonish (Bob) of Sheffield, Mark R. Hoden (Judy) of Sheffield, Aaron Johnson of Warren, Mark Johnson of Clarendon, and Lesa Hoden of Warren, 16 grandchildren: Tessa Smith, Christopher Hoden (Sharon), Ricky Daniel Smith (Ande), Jeremy Hoden, Gregory Hoden, Aaron A. Johnson Jr., Sara Hoden Mordenti (Josh), Cassie Johnson, Heather Hoden, Cailyn Scalise, Heidi Hoden, Eric Johnson, Kira Johnson, William Hoden, Andrew Hoden, and Avery Hoden, six greatgrandchildren, a sister Anna Hoden Simonsen, a brother George Hoden (Beverly) and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters, his son Eric Robert Hoden, and his grandson Charles Lamar Smith. The family will hold a private service at a later date.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Sheffield VFW, 1 Austin Hill Rd, Sheffield, PA 16347 (814)9683951. Funeral arrangements will be entrusted to the Borden Funeral Home.