Joseph Hodin


On May 2, Joseph Hodin, 92, of Scranton, Pa. A graduate of Penn State University and Dickinson Law School, Hodin was the owner and president of Giant Markets. Hodin was a member of numerous organizations throughout his life, including the Jewish Community Center in Scranton, where he served as board chairman, as well as on the board of trustees of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania and Temple Israel in Scranton, and board of directors of the Penn State Worthington Scranton Campus, the Boys Club of America and Meals on Wheels, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and the University of Scranton.

Hodin received the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster for being twice wounded in Anzio and France during World War II. He was also awarded “Man of the Year,” from B’nai B’rith, and was an accomplished musician, playing violin in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Philharmonic. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William and Jack Hodin, and his parents, M.L. Hodin and Bertha Eber Hodin. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Eileen Hodin, and children Michael W. Hodin (Nancy) of New York City, Daniel P. Hodin (Cathy) of Potomac, Susan Hodin Herlands (Scott) of Clarks Summit, Pa., Richard A. Hodin (Laura) of Newton, Mass., and Barbara Hodin Cooperstone (Elliot) of Westport, Conn. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, Jessica Hodin, Rachel Hodin, Jamie Hodin, Lindsay Hodin, Matthew Hodin, Joshua Herlands, Alison Herlands, Zachary Herlands, Sarah Hodin, Jeffrey Hodin, Robert Hodin, Alexander Cooperstone, Annie Cooperstone and Elizabeth Cooperstone.

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