Jack L. Hodge, at age 62, teacher, longtime newsman

October 22, 1991

Jack L. Hodge, a longtime journalist and former News American news editor who later taught at Howard University, died Oct. 15 of cancer at Howard County General Hospital.

Services for Mr. Hodge, who was 62 and lived in Columbia, were held yesterday at the Douglas Memorial Community Church.

He retired from teaching journalism in August, and had worked at the News American for 25 years before it closed in 1986. Earlier, he was a copyreader at the Afro-American.

He also had worked a year at the Bethlehem Steel Corp. plant at Sparrows Point before graduating from West Virginia University in 1954.

A native of West Virginia, he also had attended West Virginia State College and what is now Bluefield State College.

VTC Mr. Hodge was a member of the Men's Club, a former trustee of Douglas Memorial Community Church and a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and other groups.

He is survived by his wife, the former Margaret Moye; a son, Roger McDonald of Vincent, Ohio; a sister, Jessie Crosier of Baltimore; two brothers, Bruce Hodge of Palm Coast, Fla., and Joe Hodge of Baltimore; and two grandchildren.

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