Leroy S. Hose Sr., 91

April 13, 2011

APRIL 9, 1920-APRIL 13, 2011

Leroy Samuel Hose Sr., 91, formerly of Fairplay, Md., and a resident of Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro, Md., passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at the home.

Born April 9, 1920, in Big Spring, Md., he was the son of the late Russell Foster Hose and Clara Irene Reed Hose.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane O'Sally Hose, in 1980.

He was a member of the Apostolic Church in Blairs Valley, the National Rifle Association and AARP. He was employed as a demolition man with Ventresco and Sons, retiring after 20 years; Bester and Long Co.; the Federal Silk Mill; and farmed for many years prior to that.

He is survived by one daughter, Martha Jane Hose of Williamsport, Md.; two sons, Russell E. Hose of Sharpsburg and Roy E. Hose of Hagerstown; one brother, John E. Hose of Clear Spring; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Irene Baker; a son, Leroy S. Hose Jr.; six sisters; and one brother.

Services will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring. The Rev. Scott Hose will officiate. Burial will be in Blairs Valley Cemetery, Clear Spring.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Friends may visit the funeral home after 11 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Apostolic Church of Maryland, 13637 Blairs Valley Road, Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Clear Spring.

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