Charles A. Hodnicki

  • Born: July 16, 1923
  • Died: January 30, 2018
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Anthony G. Staab Funeral Home

900 Chartiers Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Tel. (412) 921-1705

Tribute & Message From The Family

Age 94, on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, a lifelong resident of the West End, passed away in Hospice. Charlie, a veteran of World War II, served in the US Army Air Force as a waist gunner on B17 bombers with the 390th Bombardier Group 570 bomber squadron flying twenty-eight missions over Germany. Later he served with the US Air Force in the Korean Campaign, finishing his military career with the US Air Force reserves at the Greater Pittsburgh Airport. He was employed after as the manager of the US Post Office airport area. He was a lifelong member of Guardian Angels Church in the West End. Charlie is survived by his sister Irene C. Anthony and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday only at ANTHONY G. STAAB FUNERAL HOME, INC., 900 Chartiers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Ascension Worship Site of St. Philip Parish. Interment in St. Adalbert Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Felician Sisters of North America, 871 Mercer Rd., Beaver Falls, PA 15010.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I met Charlie around 1998 when I became a new member of 'Camp Sherry' in Ludlow, Pennsylvania. He soon became a close friend, teacher, and mentor. Not only to me, but also to my children. When Charlie was no longer able to come to camp, I would send him a letter and pictures after opening day of trout season or deer season letting him know all about the experience that year. I know he really appreciated that. It made him happy to know that we were keeping his legacy alive by enjoying the outdoor life to the fullest. Charlie will always be in our hearts and remembered lovingly.

Posted by Alan Sartoris - Franklin Park, PA - Friend   February 01, 2018

I was Charlies hairstylist at Schenley Gardens, I loved talking to him about the Allegheny national forest and the air force.. I will miss him and hope he is in a better place...Sincere Sympathies, Jane Hayes

Posted by A friend   January 31, 2018

I worked with Charlie at the Post Office Airport Facility many years ago....he was
a great guy loved by all who knew him...
He loved to play softball and was a good
player....My deepest sympathy to His family
in their time of grief....."Good night sweet
Prince....may choirs of Angels carry him to
his rest...."

John Shukes

Posted by john shukes - beaver falls, PA   January 31, 2018