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Lawrence Hoskins

June 17, 1920 — July 9, 2016



Lawrence Hoskins, 96, passed away peacefully at home on July 9, 2016. He was born June 17, 1920 in Manchester Kentucky to Bill and Prudie Hoskins, their last surviving child. He enlisted in the Army at the age of 18 and traveled throughout the world and resided in Marina California for 28 years and Virginia, Beach Virginia for 18 years where upon he returned to California to live with his family for the remainder of his life. He married his beloved wife Ruth Grace Clark-Hoskins in 1944, Sydney Australia. The two remained married for 46 years until Ruth passed away in 1989. In 1991 he married Vera Rowland and remained married until her passing in 2001.

Lawrence proudly served his country for 30 years and was a veteran of Foreign Wars -WWII, Korean War, and served during the Vietnam War era at which time he retired in 1968. Upon retirement he attended San Jose State University and U.C. Berkley. Lawrence embarked on several more career paths including, Welding Engineer for Cochran Western, Salinas, CA, teacher at Hartnell College, Salinas, CA, and the Adult Education program for Monterey Unified School District, CA. He retired from the field of education at the age of 70. His hobbies included a passion for bee keeping, astronomy, gardening, camping and hiking throughout Yosemite National Park.

In addition to his accomplished career, he was one of the kindest men in the world and loved children. Everyone who knew him was touched by his gentle nature. His family served as the center of his life.

Mr. Lawrence Hoskins is survived by: his son Michael Hoskins (Barbara) of Hawaii, son David Hoskins, daughter Robin Hoskins, daughter Elizabeth Hoskins-Magee (Greg), son Jonathan Hoskins (Brittany), granddaughter Nevaeh Hoskins of Monterey, CA, and daughter Christine Sinatra (Philip) of Julian, CA. He is also survived by Vera's children Linda (Greg) Kozlowicz of Las Vegas, Tracey (Vince) Hadus, granddaughter Amanda Hadus of Virginia Beach, VA. , Carlotta (Robert and Clayton) Cooprider of Indianapolis, IN.

He was a treasure to all who knew him and his legacy will live on forever and serve as a cherished touchstone of how one man's life can make a difference.

In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Office of Development Shriners Hospitals For Children 2900 Rocky Point Dr. Tampa, FL 33607

Internment Monday July 18, 2016 11:00 A.M. Bundy Cemetery Clay County, Kentucky

Arrangements entrusted to the Rominger Funeral Home.

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