"Gee mutt lee" Martin (Marty) Hospodavis, age 77, of Hopwood, Pennsylvania died Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Uniontown Hospital.
Marty was born on January 6, 1945, in Woodside, Fayette County, Pennsylvania the son of the late John Hospodavis and Effie (Latination) Hospodavis.
Marty was raised in the little village of Woodside where he lived on a farm with his parents and two brothers.
He was a Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1965 to 1968 stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After leaving the military, he became an officer with the Washington DC police force until he came back to Hopwood, PA to start his family and business, Hospodavis Painting and Decorating. He was well known in the community for the high quality of work and service he provided.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Joyce (Early) Hospodavis and brother Stephen Hospodavis and sister-in-law Theresa Hospodavis. He is survived by his brother John Hospodavis Jr. (Theresa) of Masontown, Sister-in-law, Bonnie Hospodavis, two sons: Ronald (Laura) Hospodavis of Smock, PA and Jeffery (Natalie) Hospodavis of Uniontown. He was known as “Pap Pap" to Ron and Laura's sons, Evan, Daniel and Kyle Hospodavis. His best canine buddy, Brutus, has been by his side keeping him company and someone to “talk” to these past couple years.
Friends will be received in the DONALD R. CRAWFORD FUNERAL HOME, HOPWOOD, on Wednesday May 11, 2022 from 3-8pm and Thursday, May 12, 2022 until 11:00am the hour of the service with Reverend Pete Malik Officiating. Interment will follow in IOOF Cemetery in Smithfield, PA.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association, www.lung.org
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