Richard Brian Hodgkinson Sr, 89, passed away Saturday, January 01, 2022, at his home in Claypool, Indiana, surrounded by his family. Brian was born June 25, 1932, in Sydney, Australia.
Upon leaving school, Brian enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy and served in the Korean War as a pilot. After the War, Brian would continue his passion as a pilot flying various aircraft before entering the world of business. Brian attended Sydney University, earned his degree in Finance. He would later become a credit manager in Australia, where he was employed at the ANZ Bank.
In 1967, Brian met his wife of 52 years, Nancy Arlene Repsher, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He began his career in the automotive industry, where he served as a mechanic through to Regional Manager for 25 years at Ryder Truck Rental until his retirement in 1994. Apart from managing, Brian enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and traveling the country with his wife Nancy during his retirement. Brian was always there to help relatives and friends with various projects or whatever else people needed from him. He always enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren whenever he could.
Brian is survived by his wife, Nancy. He is remembered with love by his children Sharon Picot and Stephen Hodgkinson with his former wife Yvonne Treuen; daughter Bethany (Jeff) Madding; and sons Kevin (Nancy) Hodgkinson, Richard Brian Hodgkinson Jr, grandchildren; Ashley Picot, Kevin Jr, Jacob, and Elena Hodgkinson, Aiden, Mason, and Paige Madding; greatgrandchildren; Ebony, Jasmin, and Elsie Picot: sister, Ronda Testa, and numerous, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
A special thank you to the people at The Center for Hospice in Plymouth for their loving care and support during his final days and especially his group of caregivers that were invaluable to him and his family.
A Life Celebration visitation will be Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Titus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 2000 Sheridan Street, Warsaw, IN 46580. A family lead time of sharing is being planned after visitation.