Philip F. Hodanbosi

  • Born: January 17, 1923
  • Died: August 21, 2021
  • Location: Parma, Ohio

Hopko Funeral Home

6020 Broadview Rd
Parma, OH 44134

Tel. (216) 661-0033

Tribute & Message From The Family

Philip Francis Hodanbosi passed peacefully on August 21, 2021 in Parma, Ohio. He was born in Blaine, Ohio on January 17, 1923. He was preceded in death by his sister, Frances and brothers, Louis, Stephen, Michael and John. He leaves behind his wife of 76 years, Ann; his sons Philip (Carol) and Robert (Johanna); grandchildren, Karen Conn, June Rickey and Matthew Hodanbosi; and eight great grandchildren.

Phil was an expert tradesman, skilled golfer, avid gardener and quilter. He graduated from East Technical High School in Cleveland in 1940 and immediately enlisted in the U. S. Navy serving his tour of duty as naval air mechanic stationed within various blimp squadrons during World War II. While in his 90's he was able to pilot the Goodyear Blimp for a short while.

After completing his military service, he began working at Benjamin Moore Paints in Cleveland in a variety of production roles. He furthered his education at Fenn College earning certificates in chemistry and electricity. His hard work and dedication were rewarded with being named plant manager at Benjamin Moore Paints, a position he held for over 30 years.

His retirement years were spent in the constant company of his wife Ann, taking care of his home and meticulous garden, playing frequent golf and interacting with his family. Throughout their retirement years, Ann and Phil spent many hours together producing quilts that they donated to various charities in the area.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: ALSAC/ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Friends received THURSDAY August 26 from 10 – 11 the HOPKO FUNERAL HOME 6020 BROADVIEW RD (S OF SNOW RD) PARMA followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church, 6740 Broadview Rd. Parma. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Full Obituary and Online Condolences at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Just now saw this and wanted to offer my condolences to Phil's family. Although it has been many years since last seeing Phil I will always remember him we played golf together in the Golfer Saturday League. Phil would never miss a chance to play and we played in some rough weather all through winter. He was affectionately called Fairway Phil he never missed a fairway everyone liked him and enjoyed his company. RIP Phil

Ed McElhiney

Posted by Ed McElhiney - Bay Village, OH - Friend   January 04, 2022

Condolences to Ann, Philip, Robert and Family from the ICPGA. Phil was a significant contributor to the Golden Age of Golf in Cleveland. He gave time and energy to make the game better for all. He was a gentleman both on and off the course, and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Rest In Peace, Phil.

Jim Chorba, ICPGA

Posted by Jim Chorba - North Olmsted, OH - Friend   August 25, 2021

To Ann & Phillip &Bob and the family
I had the privilege to work with Phil in the Cleveland plant of Benjamin Moore for more than 20 years. He was a true and dedicated man to the Company and all the plant workers, always willing to help others .
The Company enjoyed many years of growth and success because it had employees such as Phil to manage the production of the multitude of products it sold .Phil helped create the family team effort to get the job done with pride and a sense of high standards Benjamin Moore wanted.
Phil and Ann could always be depended on to help with Company sponsored picnics-Christmas events-golf outings and those extra social gatherings which help build morale
Phil just would not say no if asked to do something to help his fellow man A Gentleman and a friend for ever. God bless him and Ann and the family
Gene Orchowski

Posted by Eugene & Veronette Orchowski - Naperville, IL - Coworker   August 25, 2021

Will miss him very much ,talked to him at least once a week.Best boss i ever had
Richard Klag

Posted by Richardw Klag - Brookpark, OH   August 23, 2021