Millard W. Hodges, 82, civil engineer

July 22, 2006

Millard W. Hodges, a retired Chessie System civil engineer and a World War II veteran, died Thursday of respiratory failure at the Westminster home of a daughter. He was 82.

Born and raised in Southwest Baltimore, Mr. Hodges was a 1942 graduate of Polytechnic Institute. He attended the University of Dayton.

Mr. Hodges began his railroad career in 1942 with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army Air Forces. He attained the rank of sergeant and was a radio operator and aviation mechanic.

After the war, he returned to the railroad, where he worked as a civil engineer. He retired from Chessie System, the successor company, in 1979.

He enjoyed golfing, fishing and genealogy.

Mr. Hodges was a member of the Society of Tired Signalmen, a railroad retirees organization.

He was married for 60 years to the former Carrie Martinez, who died in 2005.

Services are private.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen M. Rohe of Westminster and Ella Jean Mettle of Greenbackville, Va.; a brother, James E. Hodges of Parkville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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