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Ralph Hodgson, Jr.

Obituary for Ralph Hodgson, Jr.

March 15, 1948 - April 15, 2020
North Brunswick, New Jersey | Age 72

Ralph was a musician who had a calming presence


Ralph F. Hodgson, Jr., of North Brunswick NJ, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at St. Peter's Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. He was 72.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on March 15, 1948, he was the son of Ralph F. and Margaret A. Hodgson. He was a graduate of Meyers High School and Wilkes University. He obtained his Master's in Business Administration (MBA) from Temple University. He raised his family in Washington Crossing, PA before moving to North Brunswick, NJ several years ago. He had a career in finance before his retirement.

Ralph was an active member in his communities. While raising his children, he coached their sports teams for many seasons. He generously volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and was associated with the Master Gardeners Program of Middlesex County, NJ. He served on various church leadership teams and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Milltown, NJ. More recently, he was a member of the Castine Yacht Club.

Ralph was an avid musician and loved playing the piano, banjo and trombone. He relished many outdoor pursuits including sailing, hiking, gardening and playing tennis in Castine, Maine. One of his greatest joys later in life was being a Pop Pop to his four beautiful granddaughters. He was a wise and thoughtful man who served as a calming presence for many. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
He's predeceased by his father Ralph F. Hodgson, Sr. and his cousin Edmond Duffy.

Surviving is his wife Louise Davis-Lopez; his mother Margaret "Peggy" Ashman Hodgson; his son Gregory Hodgson; his son and daughter-in-law Michael and Leah Hodgson; his daughter Julie Hodgson; his beloved granddaughters Madelynn, Harper, Raegan and Cameron; his cousin Richard Duffy and his wife Charlotte; his step-children Allen and Michele Lopez and their daughters Gabriella and Alexa and Cheryl Lopez Cojocar and her sons Nicholas and Evan; and his children's mother Margaret D. Hodgson.

A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements are by The Crabiel Home for Funerals, 170 N Main St-at Riva Avenue, Milltown, NJ. You may sign the online condolence "guestbook" at

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