Edgar R. Hosack Jr, 76, of Mills River passed away December 24, 2015 at Elizabeth House after a lengthy illness. He was born on May 9, 1939 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania to the late Ed and Florence Hosack Sr.
Ed moved to Miami, Florida as a child, where he and Anita met in Junior High. They married after High School and had five children, then moved the family to Hendersonville in 1975. He was a General Contractor. He was a past member of the Henderson County Home Builders Association and had served on its Board of Directors. He was also a longtime leader for Boy Scouts of America in both Miami, Florida and Hendersonville. He coached Optimist youth football and baseball in Miami.
Ed was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.
His family was the center of his life and he loved attending sporting events, performances, graduations, award and military honor ceremonies for his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling and these events often took him across the United States and Europe. He and his wife Anita “cruised” regularly, and took their grandchildren on a cruise as they graduated from high school. His grandchildren knew and loved a Papa that was always there to love and support them. He was our strength, our anchor and an example of living our faith.
Ed was preceded in death by his son Richard “Rick” Hosack who passed away in 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Anita Vargas Hosack and four children. Karen McGraw of Hendersonville, Eddie and Judy Hosack of Kannapolis, NC, Theresa and David Banks of Etowah and Kathy Martin of Etowah; grandchildren Brian McGraw(Ashley), Taylor McGraw, Erin McGraw, Cindy Burgess(Noah), Stephanie Cook(Adam), Jay Hosack(Angie), Katie Hagler(Justin), Philip Banks(Kerriann), Michael Banks, Christopher Banks(Bethany), Scott Martin(Ashley), Mandy Martin(Tim Worley), Kristen Pruitt(Justin), Miranda Collier(Caleb), Andrew Hosack and twenty-five great grandchildren. Sister Betty Ann Dunlop(Walter), and four brothers Bob Hosack(Pat), John Hosack(Mary), Jim Hosack(Ann), and Richard T. Hosack, sister in law, Juanita Castellano and twenty nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Martin Schratz will be the celebrant. The family will receive friends following the Mass in the St Francis room at the Church from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Wounded Warriors Project at www.tmcfunding.com or donor’s favorite charity in Ed’s memory.
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