Aaron Cody Hnida

Aaron Cody Hnida of Port Jervis, NY, died Saturday, September 16, 2017.  He was 21.

He was born June 10, 1996 in Honesdale, PA the son of Arthur S. and Karla L. Balcom Hnida III.

Aaron proudly served in the United State Marine Corps.

A family statement read:  “Aaron was a loving son, brother, uncle, and friend.  He loved running, so in high school he joined the Cross Country Team.  He was dedicated to his physical fitness, so he never smoked or did any drugs or anything that would hinder his fitness performance.  He enjoyed hiking and anything that put him in the outdoors.  He loved to read and also had a passion for Shark Week.  Aaron was the type of kid who made everyone smile, especially his little niece Rachael Grace, who loved to spend time and play with her uncle.  He will be deeply missed.”

Surviving are:

His loving parents Arthur and Karla Hnida

1 Sister: Alishia D. Weidner and her fiancé Keith Corrao

1 Brother: Shane Robert Hnida                     

His beloved niece Rachael Grace Smith

Great Aunt & Uncle: Cathie and John Pietsch          

Great Uncle:   Timothy Balcom

Aunts; Jennifer, Valerie and Katherine          

Paternal Grandparents: Arthur and Doris Hnida Jr.

Also many other aunts, uncles, and cousins

Family and friends are welcome to visit the Gray-Parker Funeral Home, Inc. 100 East Main Street Port Jervis on Friday, September 22, 2017 from 4 - 8 PM.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00pm the funeral home with Rev. Nancy Vonderhorst officiating.

Cremation will be at MacLennan Hall Crematorium, Milford, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the PTSD Foundation of America, a charity that meant a lot to Aaron, at P.O. Box 690748, Houston, TX 77269.

Funeral arrangements are by the GRAY-PARKER FUNERAL HOME, 100 E. Main St., Port Jervis, NY 845.856.5191.  For additional information, directions or to send a condolence note to the family please visit www.grayparkerfuneralhome.com