First Posted: 12/8/2010
Donald Lee Hosier, S. Abington Twp. died Nov. 30 in the Hospice Community Care Center in Dunmore. His wife of over 50 years is the former Sara Ann Updegraff.
Born and raised in Scranton, Don was the son of the late Dr. Carl L. and Dorothy Weiskerger Hosier. He attended Scranton public schools, was a graduate of Valley Forge Military Academy and Junior College. He also attended Rider College and Penn State University. He did graduate work at the School of Professionalism, General Motors Institute, and became a member of the Society of Sales Executives.
For 22 years he lived in York, where he was the general manager of Doll Pontiac and later Ammon R. Smith Auto Company. While there, he belonged to the Out Door Country Club and Eastminster Presbyterian Church.
In 1980 he returned to Scranton where he entered into the management capacity of the automobile industry. He also served as a vice president of the Citizens Savings Association, where he created auto leasing. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War, he served in combat with air intelligence aboard the aircraft carrier USS Lake Champlain. He was a member of the Scranton Canoe Club, Skytop Club, Glen Oak Country Club, VFW Post 7069, American Legion Post 0945, the Gulf Shrine Club, West Shore Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Harrisburg Consistory, and demitted to Irem Temple from Zembo Shrine. After retirement, he tested hearing at many senior centers as well as privately.
Also surviving are two sons, Jeffrey and his wife Carol, Carl and his wife Susan; six grandchildren, Andy and his wife Noel, Kyle, Kaylin, Keegan, Kullan Hosier, Leah and her husband Scott Doutrich; two stepgrandchildren Ashley Wisner and her husband Jeremy and Andrew Arnold; a great -grandchild Max Doutrich; three step-grandchildren Kelsey Wisner, Peyton and Mason Buck; a niece Sharon Karasack and her husband Don and their families, as well as other nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister Doris Beitzel and a niece Jacquie Simmons.
Don will be greatly missed by all who loved him good humor. The funeral was to be held Dec. 3 at First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit with services by the Rev. William Carter, pastor. Interment will be in Abington Hills Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shiners Hospitals for Children, 12502 Pine Dr., Tampa, FL, 33612 or Hospice Community Care Center, Clay and Williams St., Dunmore, PA 18512 or The First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 301 School St., Clarks Summit, PA, 18411