February 2, 2012
Leonard C. Hosey, age 64, of Larksville, passed into eternal rest on Thursday, February 2, 2012. Born in Kingston, he was the son of the late Charles Leonard and Agnes Pahl Hosey. Len attended Central Catholic High School, Kingston, and was a member and Eucharistic minister at St. Ignatius Church of Kingston. He was a United States Navy Veteran serving during the Vietnam War and was a member of the American Legion, Swoyersville Post. Also, he was a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Luzerne Council. Len was the owner and operator of Len Hosey Appliance Repair Service for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Hosey. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, the former Mary Naparlo; daughters, Malinda Bilwin and her husband, John, of Dallas and Michele Jenkins and her husband, Michael, of Radford, Va.; grandsons, Jonathan and Nathan Bilwin; sisters, Peggy Gavlick and her husband, Stan, of Swoyersville and Charlotte Demko and her husband, George, of Swoyersville; several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ignatius Church, Maple Street, Kingston. There will be no calling hours. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the S.J.Grontkowski Funeral Home, 530 West Main Street, Plymouth. Please visit www.sjgrontkowskifuneralhome.com to submit online condolences to Len's family.
Published in Times Leader on Feb. 5, 2012