Leonard E. Hosie

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Leonard E. Hosie, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was the loving husband of the late Ann Burke Hosie, who died in 1983.

Born on Jan. 30, 1928, Lenny was a lifelong resident of Archbald. He was the son of the late Phillip and Ellen Gildea Hosie. He was a member of the Christ the King Parish, St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Archbald, and attended Mass daily.

Lenny was a graduate of Archbald High School and St. Thomas Business School. He retired from Lockheed Martin, formerly Daystrom, in 1990. For more than 50 years, he proudly served as secretary of Archbald Borough Council. Lenny was instrumental in acquiring numerous grants for the town, including the grants that provided emergency and recycling vehicles. He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Black Diamond Hose Company, Archbald. Lenny was an Irish gentleman who always enjoyed a toast with family and friends. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

He is survived by five daughters and four sons, Linda and Ron Jackson, Archbald; Jane and Kevin Harrison, Archbald; Erin and Dr. Richard Weinberger, Waverly Twp.; Alice and Michael Surace, Montdale; and Amy Sirianni, Archbald; David and Mary Ellen Hosie, Archbald; Martin Hosie, Archbald; Stephen and Lois Hosie, Jessup; and Eric and Lynn Hosie, Jessup. His true legacy is his 24 grandchildren, whom he adored, Sarah Hosie; Nathan and wife Tiffany Hosie; Molly and Emily Hosie; Megan and Olivia Hosie; Mariah, Madeline, Rachel, Faith and Hayden Hosie; Ryan and fiancée Mia Tempesta; Christopher and Chelsea Harrison; Harrison, Haley and Clare Weinberger; Hannah, Mikaela and Dominic Surace; Noah, Leo and his "sweetie" Grace Sirianni.

He is also survived by a sister, Mary and husband George Diehl, Long Island, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his wife, Lenny was preceded in death by an infant son, Daniel; a granddaughter, Marla Ann Hosie; five brothers, James, Joseph, Robert, Ronald and Clair; and two sisters, Mildred Reilly and Lourdes Hosie.

The Hosie family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to the Commonwealth Home Hospice; Steve Kravitz, P.A.; and especially his son-in-law, Dr. Richard Weinberger, who was not only his doctor but also his close personal friend.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in memory of Marla Ann Hosie, or the .

The funeral will be Tuesday at 9 a.m. from the Harrison Funeral Home, 374 N. Main St., Archbald, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Church Street, Archbald. Interment, St. Thomas Cemetery, Archbald. Friends may call Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. To send an online condolence, please visit www.harri sonfh.com.
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Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 17, 2013
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