OBITUARY

Robert L. Hodge Jr.

August 2, 1951February 28, 2019
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Beloved husband of Geraldine. Loving step-father of Sal, Rosalia, Frank and Jonathan. Cherished brother and brother-in-law of Allen, Stephanie and Francis Delaney, Stephan, and Mary. Devoted uncle of Marissa, Francis, Jr., and Stephan. Longtime resident of Glen Cove.

Robert attended Manhattan College earning a degree in Biology. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University. In 1989, Robert was hired as a Professor of Criminal Justice at Nassau Community College, where he taught law. Robert was most noted for teaching the International Studies course to France and England. As founder of the Criminal Justice Society, Robert often brought his students to see the play Les Miserables, his favorite musical. Robert loved teaching and was devoted to his students.

As a child prodigy, he studied piano at Julliard School of Music in Manhattan. He had a love for animals and was a compassionate and caring pet owner. Robert had an infectious laugh that would bring a smile to all those who knew him. He was a loyal and trusted friend to many and will be deeply missed.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • Mass Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Burial Monday, March 11, 2019
REMEMBERING

Robert L. Hodge Jr.

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Rick and Darlene Suiter

March 21, 2019

Geraldine, so sorry to hear of cousin Roberts passing. He called Rick at Christmas time and we were suppose to receive a letter from him that never came so was wondering what was going on. If you could call me I would over to hear from you. Hope all is well. Darlene 563-320-3366

Jonna Gutel

March 18, 2019

I went with Prof. Hodge to London and Paris. He promised a 2 page letter of recommendation for 10 years to anyone that went on that trip. I cashed in on that promise multiple times for the following 15 years . Prof. Hodge loved his students. The lessons that Prof. Hodge taught me will never be forgotten. He was a law professor, but he taught life lessons and how to pick out a waterman fountain pen. I am so very grateful for everything that I have learned from this wise and gentle man and he will be sorely missed. Sending my deepest condolences to his family.

Kym Tinsley

March 18, 2019

I'm so sad to hear of the passing of my long time friend and mentor. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. If you need help with his animals please don't hesitate to contact me kymmie0214@yahoo.com. I will never forget Hodge. He was a brilliant man, very talented, and devoted to his students. I 1st met in at NCC. It was my very 1st day of college ever. Criminal Procedure was my 1st class. I couldn't find parking so I was about 15 minutes late for class. When I walked in he greet me with that infectious smile! Told me to "find a seat, take me shoes off, and empty the contents of my purse on the desk." I wanted to run for my life , I thought this man is crazy! But as class went on, he took us through the steps of the arrest & arraignment procedure by having us experience it. I'll never forget it. That's how he was though. I grew to be a favorite student, a member of the Criminal Justice Society, meeting Johnny Cochran, firearms safety class, and after college a continued friend and mentor. To say he will be missed would be an understatement. His smile, his laugh, his quotes in latin, his wisdom will be with me always .

Tim O’Regan

March 14, 2019

Professor Rob was my client, a mensch and a friend. Requiescat in Pacem.

Stephanie DELANEY

March 10, 2019

Dearest Bobby, my big brother, my buddy, my Godfather, too. So sorry we lost touch. Our falling out was not supposed to be. I have many fond memories of younger days and I will cherish those. Thank you for all the Oh Henry treats and the duets at the piano. Thank you, especially for remembering the spelling of our birth name. It was tough but somehow your gift of recall served us well and you shared it with us. We all knew you were Mother's favorite and none of us could compete with that. I guess you were the lucky one but perhaps not_ really... As you played so many times that piano piece, Chopin's Fantaisie Impromptu (I'm Always Chasing Rainbows), I'm wondering if you ever caught that rainbow - the one you were after? I hope so. I hope and pray you are at peace now. Be still and know the Lord is with you. Love you all ways, always, your sister, Stephanie.

Wil Otero

March 5, 2019

Mr Hodge was actually my professor at Ncc. I'm sad by the news. He was very good to me. He had a heart of gold. He was a great professor and he loved what he did. Most importantly he always wanted the best for his students. May you rest in peace.

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Biography

Beloved husband of Geraldine. Loving step-father of Sal, Rosalia, Frank and Jonathan. Cherished brother and brother-in-law of Allen, Stephanie and Francis Delaney, Stephan, and Mary. Devoted uncle of Marissa, Francis, Jr., and Stephan. Longtime resident of Glen Cove.




Robert attended Manhattan College earning a degree in Biology. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Hofstra University. In 1989, Robert was hired as a Professor of Criminal Justice at Nassau Community College, where he taught law. Robert was most noted for teaching the International Studies course to France and England. As founder of the Criminal Justice Society, Robert often brought his students to see the play Les Miserables, his favorite musical. Robert loved teaching and was devoted to his students.





As a child prodigy, he studied piano at Julliard School of Music in Manhattan. He had a love for animals and was a compassionate and caring pet owner. Robert had an infectious laugh that would bring a smile to all those who knew him. He was a loyal and trusted friend to many and will be deeply missed.