Lewis J. Hose Jr., 85

December 05, 2008

OCT. 29, 1923-DEC. 4, 2008

Lewis Jacob Hose Jr., 85, of Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, at his home.

Born Oct. 29, 1923, in Hagerstown, he was the son of the late Lewis Jacob and Emma Lou Speilman Hose Sr.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha May Cauffman, in 1951.

He retired from Mack Trucks in 1985 with more than 25 years of service.

He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, serving in the U.S. Army.

He was a member of Trinity Bible Church in Hagerstown.

He was a member of Disabled American Veterans.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Louise Gerhold Hose; two sons, Lewis J. Hose III and Harry M. Hose; eight daughters, Janice M. Sellers, Ella L. Quinn, Darlene J. Adams and Arlene J. Davis, all of Hagerstown, Sherry C. Cordell of Mercersburg, Pa., Phyllis I. Lopez of Brooksville, Fla., Rhetha A. Kidweller of Bakertown, W.Va., and Lois I. Fraker of Three Springs, Pa.; one sister, Ruth E. Welty of Hagerstown; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice F. Devore.

Services will be Monday at 11 a.m. at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home in Hagerstown. The Rev. Betty Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park, Hagerstown, with military honors by Morris Frock American Legion Post 42.

Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Bible Church, 100 E. Antietam St., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

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