Edward Aaron "Dodie" Hosier Jr.

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Edward Aaron "Dodie" Hosier Jr., 75, a resident of Harding, passed into eternal life Monday morning, Aug. 6, 2018, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

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

Born Dec. 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 attended the former West Pittston High School.

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

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 St. John's Lodge, No. 233, Free and Accepted Masons, 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 over the years, in many capacities. He was also 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 which will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Monday from Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10 a.m. in Church of the Holy Redeemer (Corpus Christi Parish), 2435 state Route 92, Harding, with Msgr. John J. Sempa, Edward's pastor, officiating.

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

Family and friends are invited to Edward's viewing from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

For information, or to send the Hosier family a 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 , Donation Processing, , P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014.
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Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 287-8541
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 10, 2018
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