Richard (Dick) Harwood Hoskins, 88 of Westerville Ohio, went home to the Lord on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 after a brief illness.
Dick was born on January 5, 1933 in Portsmouth Ohio to Ramey and Pearl Hoskins. After graduation from High School he enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 and served in England during the Korean War. After his service he returned home to Portsmouth Ohio where he married Mary Catherine (Kate) Schuler. They moved to Columbus where he attended The Ohio State University where he obtained both Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees in Education. Dick taught Industrial Arts at Upper Arlington High School from 1959 until his retirement in1983. During this time he discovered a love and talent for woodworking and making beautiful stained glass.
One of his others loves was traveling with his wife Kate upon his retirement with Hawaii and England being amongst his favorite trips. Dick was known for his sense of humor which he passed on to his children and grandsons. He kept this sense of humor right up until his passing. He and Kate loved spending time with family, especially their grandsons.
Dick was preceded in death by his loving of wife of 51 year, Kate Hoskins, his parents, Ramey and Pearl Hoskins, siblings Ramey (Sonny) Hoskins, Sue Hoskins Jung and Dinell Hoskins Medina.
He is survived by his daughter Karen Jill Smith of Westerville, Ohio; his son Richard Harwood Hoskins II (Rick) and Susan Hoskins of Westerville, Ohio; Grandsons Jason (Kristina) Hoskins and Blake (Ashley) Hoskins and great granddaughter Hadley Kate Hoskins.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dicks name to The James Cancer Hospital at OSU. Dick was also a lifetime blood donor for the American Red Cross and came to rely on the services of the Red Cross while in the hospital receiving many blood transfusions . Please consider donating blood to the American Red Cross in his memory, as we know this is a vital and life giving service.