Michael Duane Hodowansky

Published 10:06 am Monday, October 1, 2018

Michael Duane Hodowansky, 72, of Clemmons, died on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born in Hudson, N.Y. on May 11, 1946 to the late Michael and Ruth Leahy Hodowansky. In 1967, he married the love of his life, Carol Mueller. They recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He was proud of his family and loved attending grandchildrens’ sporting events and activities. He had a contagious sense of humor,  and loved making family and friends laugh. He told his priest: “When I pass, I will be God’s jester in heaven.” He enjoyed summer beach trips and vacations with family, spending time in the mountains, visiting the Cherokee Casino, playing golf, watching the New York Yankees, Panthers and driving his Mustang. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force as a military police officer. After his honorable discharge, he enjoyed an extended career in the trucking industry as vice president of sales and marketing for Pilot Freight Carriers. He jobs relocated him to Nebraska and Pennsylvania before finally locating to Winston-Salem. Later, he worked in the computer industry as general manager and vice president of Key Services, where he retired in 2011. Many of his customers became friends.

Survivors: his wife; daughters, Kim Boyles (Scott) of Clemmons and Amy Sessoms (Jeff) of Advance; 6 grandchildren, Meghan Boyles of Atlanta, Nicholas Boyles of Winston-Salem, Madison Boyles of Clemmons, and Logan Sessoms, Morgan Sessoms and Colton Sessoms, all of Advance; sister, Mary Jane Haywood (Lesley); mother-in-law, Hilda Mueller; and several nieces and nephews from Hudson.

A Memorial Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Holy Family Catholic Church by Father Peter Nouck. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel.

Memorials: Holy Family Catholic, 4820 Kinnamon Road, Winston-Salem, 27103; or to Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103.

Condolences: www.hayworth-miller.com.