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George (String) Richard Hoskins Sr., 86, of West Caln, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at the Coatesville VA Medical Center.
He was the husband of Darlene Giannotta Hoskins.
Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late George (Sonny) Maris Hoskins and the late Isabella Lake Hoskins.
He resided in the Coatesville area all his life.
He was a 1945 graduate of S. Horace Scott Senior High School.
He was a veteran of the
, serving in the Pacific Theater during
World War II
and during the
. His time was spent in Japan and Korea.
He worked for the former Lukens Steel Co., retiring in 1991 after 35½ years of service.
He was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, the Lukens Veterans Guild, a life member of the West End Fire Company No. 3, a life member of the Parkesburg
Post 4480, and the Senior Circle, Brandywine Chapter.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, George (Rick) Hoskins Jr. of Indianola, Wash., and Brian (Cheri) Hoskins of Parkesburg; two daughters, Linda Profeto of Coatesville and Barbara (Steve) Patterson of Coatesville; a stepson, John (Yvette) Dively of Kennett Square; and a stepdaughter, Jennifer (Angelo) Cavuto of Coatesville; nine grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; one sister, Faith (Walt) Powell of Lewes, Del.; and four nephews.
He was predeceased by a son-in-law, Doug Profeto.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 107 S. 17th Ave., Coatesville, PA 19320.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd at the above address; or David's Drive 831 Inc., 1 Somerset Drive, Coatesville, PA 19320.
A private interment of cremains will be in Indiantown Gap Memorial Cemetery, Annville.
Arrangements are being handled by the Wilde Funeral Home, Parkesburg. Online condolences may be made by visiting
Published in Daily Local News on July 29, 2013
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