Donley N. Hostutler
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age 77, of Dover, died Friday, August 1, 2014, in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia. Born August 9, 1936, at Big Run, W.Va., he was a son of the late Russell Hostutler and Frosty (Williams) Kirkpatrick. Donley attended school in Wetzel County, W.Va., and moved to Ohio in 1962 when he married the former Rachel Church on Jan. 27 of that year. He was employed by the City of Dover Electric Field Division for over 30 years, retiring in 1998. Donley was a member of the National Insulator Association for forty years. He enjoyed hunting as a young man, and he fished in the Tuscarawas River and the Muskingum Lakes until recently, when his health no longer allowed him to do so. Among his other favorite pastimes were looking for morels, going to auctions and garage sales, and collecting golf balls.
He is survived by his wife, Rachel; his two daughters, Shirley Stoneham of Englewood, Fla., and Sherry Bathori (Nick) of Wilmington; his son, Jeffrey Hostutler of Raritan, N.J.; his grandson, Jeffrey Hostutler; his half-sisters, Josephine Streley of Hopedale, Dessie Kirkpatrick of New Martinsville, W.Va., Pansy Rush of Piney, W.Va., Joy Kuhn of Hundred, W.Va., and Donna Willoughby of Pine Grove, W.Va.; his half-brothers, Arles Kirkpatrick of New Cumberland, W.Va., and John Kirkpatrick of Florida; his sister-in-law, Kathy Kirkpatrick Mansells of New Cumberland, W.Va.; and his many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Donley was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Fox; and his brother, Arthur Kirkpatrick.
Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, August 3, 58 p.m., at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover. A funeral service will be held Monday, August 4, at 10:30 a.m., in the funeral home, with Pastor Richard Rose of the Dover Alliance Church officiating. Burial will be in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens, Dover. Following the committal, there will be a luncheon in the Dover Alliance Church. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Donley, please visit the Obituaries and Flowers link on the Toland-Herzig website.The family suggests that contributions in Donley's memory be made to the Wilmington Area Humane Society, P.O. Box 968, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.
Toland-Herzig Funeral Homes & Crematory
803 N Wooster Ave
Dover, OH 44622
Published in The Times Reporter on Aug. 2, 2014