Our beloved son and brother, Richard E. Hodakievic was Born 8-31-1954 and Died very suddenly 11-20-2023. He is survived by his mother, Wilma, brothers and sisters, their spouses and nieces and nephews: Wilma Hodakievic, mother, brother John Hodakievic and sister in-law Judy, sister Mary Monks and husband Mike Monks, their children and spouses, Sean and Ellory Monks, their children Rhiannon and Callan, Megan Monks and husband Tom Pappas, Kathleen Monks Kyle and husband Derrick Kyle, sister Carol Robinson and husband Adam Robinson, their daughters Nora Robinson, Ellen Liu and Meng Liu, their daughter Phoebe, brother Paul Hodakievic and brother Mark Hodakievic. Rick’s father, Edward Louis pre-deceased and brother Brian pre-deceased.
Rick was born in Cleveland and raised in Wickliffe, Ohio. He attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School, Wickliffe High School, Lakeland Community College, and Cleveland State University. Later he joined the Navy and was a petty officer, second class, electronics technician. After being honorably discharged from the Navy, Rick worked many years as a civilian under contract with the Navy. He lived in Oregon, Annapolis, Virginia Beach, and spent the last five years retired in Phoenix, AZ.
He was an excellent student, a good singer, and sometimes sang solos at school. He liked to exercise and stay in shape. He was always quiet and had a gentle nature. He lost his life to gun violence in Glendale, Arizona to a man he never knew or spoke to. We ask for prayers for Richard.
A funeral mass is being planned at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. The date and time will be updated when available.