Stanley W. Hosler100, Brethren Village resident

By on October 12, 2011

On Sunday, Oct. 9, at Brethren Village after 100 glorious years on this earth, Stanley W. "Hos" Hosler passed through Heaven’s gates.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1911 in Elstonville to the late Walter G. and Daisy White Hosler, the first of 11 children. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 72 years, Elsie Zerphy Hosler, who died on March 22, 2006.

Stanley lived most of his adult life in Salunga, where he worked for the former Hiestand Feed Mill until he retired in 1974. Stanley was very active in the Salunga Church of the Brethren. When the church joined together with the East Petersburg Church of the Brethren to form Hempfield Church of the Brethren he served as a deacon and sung in the church choir and the men’s a capella chorus. He was very active in the early years of the Salunga Fire Company, serving as an officer and driver. Stanley and his wife enjoyed traveling for many years; they both retired to Brethren Village in 1974 where they spent their remaining years with many friends.

Surviving are a brother: Galen, husband of Alta Hosler; three sisters: Orpha Foreman; Esther, wife of the Rev. Wilbur G. Lehman; and Grace Myer; a brother-in-law: Samuel B., husband of Betty J. Zerphy; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and nephews; and great-great-nieces and nephews. Having no children of their own, Stanley and Elsie became parent and grandparent role models to many of them.

Preceding him in death are three brothers: Paul, Mark and Marlin Hosler; and three sisters: Naomi Hollinger, Ruth Haldeman and Amelia Buckwalter.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service from the Brethren Village Chapel, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Salunga Brethren Cemetery, 48 Holland St., Salunga, at 2:30 p.m.

Kindly omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Stanley’s memory to the charity of one’s choice.

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