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Edward Aaron "Dodie" Hosier Jr.

Tuesday, December 15, 1942Monday, August 6, 2018

Edward Aaron “Dodie” Hosier Jr., 75, a resident of Harding, passed into eternal life on Monday morning, August 06, 2018, at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

His loving wife is Patricia A. (Kamus) Hosier. Together, Edward and Patricia shared over 40 years of marriage.

Born on December 15, 1942, in Pittston, Edward was one of three sons born to the late Edward Aaron Hosier Sr. and Margaret (Williams) Hosier.

Raised in West Pittston, Edward was a graduate of the former West Pittston High School.

Prior to his retirement, Edward was employed for 41 years by the Pennsylvania American Water Company, formerly the Pennsylvania Gas and Water Company (PG&W).

For the past five years, Edward was the co-owner of Springbrook Fireworks, Pittston.

Edward was a member of Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Parish, Church of the Holy Redeemer, Harding, and was a mason with Saint John’s Lodge, No. 233, FA&M, Pittston and the Valley of Scranton Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. Edward was also a life member of the West Pittston Fire Department, and a member of the Irem Temple Shriners.

A lover of the outdoors, Edward was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. One of his favorite hobbies was beekeeping, and he served for some time as the secretary for the Lackawanna County Beekeepers Association. He was also an on-call volunteer with the Pennsylvania Game Commission, helping in many capacities over the years; and was selected by Cornell University to assist with research on bird migration.   

In addition to his parents, Edward and Margaret Hosier, Edward was preceded in death by his son, Edward Hosier III.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, Edward is survived by his children, Stephanie Hosier (Patrick Poelma), Tunkhannock; Aaron Hosier, Clarks Summit; and Brenda Hosier, Harding; his two grandchildren, Edrick Poelma, and Ellianna Polema, who was born just hours prior to Edward’s passing; his brothers, Carl (Patricia) Hosier, Arizona; and Barry (Grace) Hosier, West Pittston; as well as his many nieces and nephews.

Relatives and Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral will be conducted on Monday, August 13, 2018, at 9:15 AM from the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:00 AM in the Church of the Holy Redeemer (Corpus Christi Parish), 2435 State Route 92, Harding, with Monsignor John J. Sempa, his Pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Township.

Family and Friends are invited to Edward’s viewing on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send the Hosier family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home’s website, www.wroblewskifuneralhome.com, or Facebook page.

Memorial contributions may be made in Edward’s memory to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Donation Processing, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, Maryland 21741-5014.

 

Service Date
Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Services

A viewing for Edward will be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Wroblewski Funeral Home, Inc., 1442 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort.

The funeral service will begin on Monday morning at 9:15 AM at the funeral home. Those relatives and friends who will be joining in the funeral procession are asked to assemble at the funeral home between 8:30 and 8:45 AM on Monday morning.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 AM in the Church of the Holy Redeemer (Corpus Christi Parish), 2435 State Route 92, Harding. Monsignor John J. Sempa, will serve as celebrant.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton section of Kingston Township.

Following the Service, the family would like all those in attendance to join them for a luncheon. Details will be announced at the cemetery.

 

Cemetery

Memorial Shrine Cemetery | View Map

Location

Wroblewski Funeral Home | View Map

Church

Church of the Holy Redeemer | View Map

Condolences

I'm very sorry to hear of my old friends passing. I hadn't seen him in recent years, but I am really going to miss him. God bless you and your family. My friend, rest in peace. Bill Stout
Patti, Stephanie, and Aaron, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this horrendous time. No one can imagine what your all going through. Love, Alyson Spagnuolo
Rest In Peace. Ed was our “cool uncle” when we we growing up. He got us fireworks every summer. He got me out of several speeding tickets as a kid (ok, more than several). I still remember the goats and deer at his house. Miss him. Condolences to the family. Carl Hosier Jr.
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Just a heartfelt thank you for your sincere care and kindness in helping us journey our Wife, Mom, and Grandmother home to the Lord. You made a difficult time much easier.