He was born in New London, on Aug. 7, 1983, the son of Richard Hoskins of Danielson and Claudia (Schiele) Hoskins of Danielson.
Mr. Hoskins graduated from Killingly High School Class of 2001, where he was a member of the wrestling team and was interested in graphic arts. He was a member of American Legion Post #21 in Danielson. His previous employment included Giant Pizza and Big Y of Danielson and as a security guard at the Mohegan Sun Casino. Prior to his enlistment, he worked at Staples in Plainfield.
Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Kristin Mayo and Erin Hoskins, and a brother, Sean Hoskins, all of Danielson; his maternal grandparents, Louis and Irene Schiele of Kent, Ohio; his paternal grandparents, Bill and Alice Hoskins of Randolph, Ohio; and a niece, Allyssa Mayo. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2005, with a memorial service following at 3 p.m. at Killingly High School Auditorium, 79 Westfield Ave., Danielson. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Killingly public schools to either of the following funds, the Art Department or to the Assistive Technology for Special Education Students within the Killingly School District, 369 Main St., Danielson CT 06239. Please specify fund of choice on memo line of check.
The Tillinghast Funeral Home, 433 Main St., Danielson, is in charge of arrangements.