Donald Hosie Obituary

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Donald J. Hosie

February 17, 1930 - March 23, 2014
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Donald James Hosie Feb. 17, 1930 - March 23, 2014 Donald J. Hosie of East Aurora, NY died peacefully March 23, 2014 surrounded by his family, after battling cancer. Donald was born in East Aurora, NY to John and Margaret Hosie. He was a graduate of East Aurora High School. He went to college for his Bachelors at Michigan State University after which he joined the United States Air Force and became an F-84 and F-86 Saber Jet Pilot for the Strategic Air Command. After his tour of duty, Captain Hosie was employed as an assistant manager at Stouffer Corporation, where he met his future bride, Beulah M Baldwin. They married in 1958 while Don...
Donald James Hosie
Feb. 17, 1930 - March 23, 2014

Donald J. Hosie of East Aurora, NY died peacefully March 23, 2014 surrounded by his family, after battling cancer. Donald was born in East Aurora, NY to John and Margaret Hosie. He was a graduate of East Aurora High School. He went to college for his Bachelors at Michigan State University after which he joined the United States Air Force and became an F-84 and F-86 Saber Jet Pilot for the Strategic Air Command.

After his tour of duty, Captain Hosie was employed as an assistant manager at Stouffer Corporation, where he met his future bride, Beulah M Baldwin. They married in 1958 while Don attended Bowling Green State University for his MBA. This eventually let to his long career as Director of Food and Vending for the State University of New York at Buffalo. Don was uniquely suited for this work as he was conscientious, fair-minded, creative, dedicated and an excellent problem solver.

Don earned his Eagle Scout, raised an Eagle Scout and pinned Eagle on two of his grandsons. He was a committee member for Troop 513 in East Aurora and participated in many camping and canoeing events.

In retirement, Don finally had the time to pursue his love of golf and craftsmanship, while remaining deeply involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren, to whom he provided much love, support, and wisdom.

Don is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 56 years, Beulah Hosie; his three children, Vicky Leahy (Tom), Doug Hosie (Beverly), and Donna Kennedy (Robert); and his much loved fourteen grandchildren. He is also survived by his twin brother, David Hosie, older brother, William Hosie (Sylvia) and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sister Marian Mosser.

Friends may call Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 6pm - 8 pm and Friday March 28, 2014 from 9AM to 10AM at the Wood Funeral Home, 784 Main Street, East Aurora, New York where funeral service will follow at 10 AM on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donation be made to:

Shriners Hospital for Children
for extraordinary treatment of one of Donald's grandchildren
Office of Donor Development
International Headquarters
2900 Rocky Point Dr.
Tampa, FL 33607

Boy Scouts Troop 513
First Presbyterian Church
Main and Paine Streets
East Aurora, NY 14052

and

Hospice & Palliative Care
225 Como Park Boulevard
Cheektowaga, NY 14227-8101

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