Ed Hosey

HOSEY, Ed, 64, of Toronto, OH, passed away Sunday, December 22, 2013, in Allegheny Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA, surrounded by his loving family.

Ed was born December 5, 1949, in Newell, WV, son of the late Emma P. (Stevens) Hosey. He was a 1968 graduate of Toronto High School.

He was retired from ArcelorMittal, the former Weirton Steel Corp., where he was a crane operator. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the National Rifle Association.

He was also a decorated veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, having served his country in the Vietnam War. He was a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal.

Ed was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved the outdoors, whether in the woods hunting or spending days on the Ohio River. He also loved spending time with family and friends at his cabin in the country and helping anyone in need any way that he could.

Surviving is his wife, Darlene S. (Murvine) Hosey, of the home, whom he married on February 25, 1980; his son, Brian (Nicole) Rawson, and his daughter, Dee (Brian) Taggart, all of Toronto, his sister, Oma Hosey, brother, Merritt (Brenda) Hosey, and sister, Paulette Schroiff, all of California; his sister, Annie Ritchey of Idaho; an aunt, Mary Bowen of California; and his in-laws, Donald (Barbara) Murvine of Irondale, OH. Ed also leaves behind his six grandchildren: Madison Stoica, Blaine and Meghan Rawson, Sydney and Amelia Taggart and Jack Rawson.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, December 26 from 2-8 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, 701 Findley St. in Toronto, OH. There will be additional visitation on Friday from 11 a.m. until the time of his funeral service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Michael Bongart will officiate the service and his burial will be held at the convenience of his family at a later date. The Toronto American Legion Post 86 will provide full military honors at the conclusion of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Ed’s memory to the Toronto Alumni Association, 102 N. 3rd St., Toronto, OH 43964; or Coats for Kids postmarked Toronto Kiwanis, P.O. Box 279, Toronto, OH.

Condolences may be offered to his family on our website, www.jefosterfh. com.