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H. Franklin Hostetler Jr.

August 4, 2014
Lewistown Sentinel

H. Franklin Hostetler Jr., 89, passed away Aug. 2, 2014, after a battle with cancer.

He was born in Huntington, son of the late Helen Boyer Hostetler and Harry Franklin Hostetler Sr. and was raised in Lewistown.

Frank enlisted and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

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He was a graduate of Purdue University. Frank began his career with Sohio in Cleveland, Ohio, where he met his wife of 63 years, Ruth L. Hostetler, who survives him. He went on to earn a master's degree at Case Institute of Technology in mechanical engineering and an MBA at CWRU. Frank retired from Brush Wellman.

Frank had lived in Pepper Pike since 1959 and served as a scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America of the Greater Cleveland Council. He was also a member and former chairman of the Cleveland section of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Cleveland Heights.

Throughout his life, Frank enjoyed gardening, local wildlife and was a train enthusiast.

Frank is survived by: three children, H. Franklin (Camille) Hostetler III, Deborah (Thomas) Schlesinger and Doug (Eileen) Hostetler; five grandchildren, Kurt (Kim) Schlesinger, Kimberly Schlesinger (Andrew) Vaughan, Jacob Hostetler, Sarah Hostetler and Bradley Hostetler; and two great- grandchildren, Jack and Caroline Schlesinger.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Rose Jane Hostetler Bradshaw and her husband, Thomas Bradshaw.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Hoenstine Funeral Home, 75 Logan St., Lewistown, with the Rev. Gary Roth officiating.

His viewing will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Interment will take place in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Nook.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at



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