Dr. Woodrow "Gus" Wilson Hodges, 95 of Madrid, died peacefully in his sleep at Claxton-Hepburn Hospital under the care of his family and Hospice on October 16, 2012. Gus was a well-known dentist in the Ogdensburg area for over 32 years retiring in 1987.
Gus is survived by his loving wife Jacqueline B. "Jackie"; a son, Gary F. and daughter in law Joann and his grandson Gregory A. Hodges of Springville; and nieces and nephews, Ginny Boyd, Martha Hanes, Betsy Lever, Richard Hanes, and Robert Hanes.
He was predeceased by a brother, Gregory.
Gus was born March 4, 1917 in Syracuse, the son of Frederick and Ethel (Campbell) Hodges. He was a graduate of St. Lawrence University. Gus had worked at one time for the Bendix Corporation in Elmira. He then attended the University of Buffalo from 1951 to 1955 and graduated with a Doctorate in Dentistry. He started his practice in Ogdensburg in 1955 and retiring after 32 years.
Gus proudly served his country in WWII serving in the US Navy as a Naval Pilot. While in the service Gus was a flight instructor, after his honorable discharge his passion for flying continued where he enjoyed flying as a hobby for many years.
Gus married Jacqueline Bovard on June 28, 1957 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ogdensburg. While practicing Dentistry he and his wife Jackie were involved as antique dealers for 50 years in St. Lawrence County. Gus was a long standing member of the St. Lawrence County Dental Association and a member of the F & AM Masonic Lodge #128, Ogdensburg, American Legion Post #420.
At the family's wishes a Celebration of Life for Dr. Woodrow "Gus" W. Hodges will be in the summer of 2013. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Phillips Memorial Home, Waddington. Online condolences may be made to www.phillipsmemorial.com.