Leonard "Rabbit" Hodgkiss

1962 - 2021



Leonard G. Hodgkiss, 58 of Butler passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Butler Memorial Hospital.  Leonard, known affectionately by friends and family as “Rabbit” was born in Butler PA, on August 23, 1962 to the late John C. Hodgkiss and the late Gertrude O’Donnell Hodgkiss Blair. He attended Butler area schools before entering the construction industry as a brick and stone mason.  He was employed for more than 20 years with his brother Dan at Hodgkiss Masonry.  At a young age Len’s infectious smile and large front teeth earned him the nickname Rabbit, or as his friends called him Rabb.  Rabb enjoyed helping his friends work on their cars.  He enjoyed his Harley and his dogs.  He taught his nieces and nephews how to care for their vehicles.  Rabb is survived by his loving wife, Christine, “Chris” Herrock Hodgkiss. His fur baby, “Lady Bug.”  His brothers John E, and Mary Ann of Sunset Beach, NC, Daniel W. and Shannon of Chicora, Theodore J. and Judith of Georgetown, TX, Robert F. and Darlene of Butler, Lawrence A. and Patty of Woodbine MD.   Sisters Patricia Elder of Myrtle Beach, SC, Marilyn R. and Gordon Hartman of Butler, and Trudy C. and Daniel McNamara of Woodbine MD.  His mother-in-law Alberta Tex Herrock of Butler.  Brother-in-law Raymond P. Jr and Carol Herrock of Butler, and sister-in-law Cindy Herrock of CA. Rabb is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, and grand-nephews.  In addition to his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by his brothers Harry G. and Thomas J. Hodgkiss, his paternal grandparents Thomas P and Catherine Colfer Hodgkiss, and maternal grandparents Daniel J. and Mary Magee O’Donnell.  His father-in-law Raymond P. Herrock Sr. and Christine’s grandparents Merrill and Rosalia Seabolt. Friends will be received on Friday, April 23rd from 5-7 PM in the SPENCER D. GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 140 NEW CASTLE RD. BUTLER, PA 16001, WWW.SPENCERDGEIBEL.COM. A Blessing Service will immediately follow in the funeral home.

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Tammy McKivigan

April 27, 2021 12:38 PM

My heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy goes out to you Chris and the rest of the Hodgkiss family along with my thoughts and prayers.  May God give you all strength and comfort at this difficult time.
Tammy McKivigan

Jean Rodemoyer

April 23, 2021 3:40 PM

Chris I was so sorry to hear about your husband. I never had the privilege of meeting  him but I know hearing you talk how much you loved him. Such a young life to be taken  too soon. My  sympathy to you and your family.

Jim Maize

April 23, 2021 10:49 AM

Always willing to help with any project underway when he visited. I’ll never forget all the help you gave me with repairs to my house or one of my trucks or just watching a NASCAR race together. Rest In Peace my good friend !

Father Lee Stafki & Family

April 23, 2021 8:02 AM

We are so sorry for your loss! A Mass will be said for Leonard on 4/23. May he Rest In Peace and Rise In Glory Everlasting! ✝️
Father Lee Stafki & Family

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Cindy Herrock

April 22, 2021 9:16 PM

Thank you, dear Lenny, for loving my sister & family. I will miss your beautiful smile, laughter, jokes and more. I’m also going to miss buying you Costco mega jars of peanut M&M’s (your favorite). You will be truly missed & forever in our hearts. Rest in God’s eternal peace. To the best brother in-law, I love you, Cindy Herrock.

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