Thomas A. HOSKIN, age 71. Beloved husband of 48 years to Aggie (nee Mooney). Dearest father of Jennifer Grosel (deceased)(Doug), Christopher (Erin) and Elizabeth Coughlin (Tim). Loving grandfather of Evan, Tommy, Will, Luke, Molly, Sean, Marty, James and Patrick. Dear brother of Patricia Sweeney. Dear uncle and friend to many. Tom was a 1960 grad of St. Ignatius HS, Army Vietnam Vet and the founder of The Over the Hill Super Stars.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, Oct. 25, 12 noon at St. Colman Church. Interment: Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation: Fri. 2-8 PM at The Zabor Funeral Home, 5680 Pearl Rd. Parma (betw. Snow & Ridge).
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Jennifer Fund at Community West Foundation, 20545 Center Ridge Rd. Cleve. 44116. To offer condolences visit www.ZaborFH.com
Messages of Condolence
Just simply the best of the best. Gone to soon. Thoughts and prayers with the Hoskin Family.
Vicky, Kady, Christopher and I are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. It seems like yesterday when we visited with Aggie and Tom at my mother’s house earlier this year. I was so happy that Kady and Christopher had the opportunity to spend time with Tom and experience how he could light up a room and bring a smile to everyone’s face. I have so many fond memories of Tom. From the times he would stop by the house to deliver a birthday gift to watching him organize and compete in the Over the Hill Superstars and hoping that one day I could organize and entertain a community as well as he did. Tom was that rate person that made you feel happy just by being in his presence. Tom was an outstanding role model for me as well as so many others and will be missed. Aggie, Christopher, Elizabeth and family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss.
Our deepest sympathies go to the Hoskin family from the Kilbys in Maryland.
Aggie I am so shocked to hear of Tom’s passing. I wish we could of been closer as family. Tom was the cousin that always had me laughing and always showed so much love and compassion no matter how many years there were between the last time we saw each other. I loved him as a child as the older cousin who always had time for us younger ones to horse around and be a big brother type of man. You and your children are in my prayers. The only consolation I can see is that he is with your daughter Jennifer, and his other loved ones. I know for sure his Aunt Helen was there to greet him. One day we will all be together and until then I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers
Aggie, Chris & Elizabeth we were shocked and saddened to hear about Tom. We are in Maine visiting Craig and his family. Please accept our condolences and understand that we are unable to attend Tom’s funeral.
Craig & Annette
Aggie, My heart aches for you and your family. Please know that I hold you in my heart.. Love Rita
My dear Aggie, my thoughts and prayers are with you today and for many days to come.
GOOD FRIEND FOR OVER 60 YEARS. HE LIVED LIFE TO THE FULLEST!! HE WAS SPECIAL AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY . TOM AHERN
Dear Aggie and your whole extended family:
The Lord brought His gift of you and Tom into my life in the late 60’s at Holy Family Parish in Cleveland. And what a gift it was to have him so supportive of my ministry: “The Search” for teens, and a founding member of the first “Christ Renews His Parish” weekend, now still alive and flourishing throughout the country some 45 years later. And this was just the beginning of so many fruitful ministries in which both Tom and you have been involved for your whole life together. Tom knew well that “God’s love penetrates the inner core of one’s being, and changes the lover into his beloved. And on a higher level, where love is merged with sorrow and sorrow mingled with love, there results a certain blend of love and sorrow that is so complex that the love can no longer be distinguished from the sorrow nor the sorrow from the love.”
Our prayers for you and your family. Our thanks to God for Tom’s most fruitful life here and His Eternal Life now.
Jack & Annette Jacoby
Even though we never had a chance to meet, I heard so many lovely things about you and Tom @ Palazzo when we stayed there last February and March in your unit. May the special memories of Tom soon replace your sorrow with peace and joy.
With Deepest Sympathy,
Joel and Carol Edwards
Dear Aggie: As I knew Tom he always had a humorous remark to make early in any conversation. He was so fun to be with. You two had a good life together, raised a good family and shared many sorrows and joyous happenings. You will continue to be in my prayers and I wish we could take away some of the pain you are feeling.
I was so surprised and saddened to hear about Tom. What a huge loss to you, your family, and the community. Unfortunately, I will not be able to pay my respects since I will be in Spencer, Mass. with my Son Matthew, who is entering St. Joseph’s Abbey as a Trappist Monk. I will however, do something better, by having theTrappist Community pray for you and your family.
I’ll always remember Tom’s sense of humor and his amazing timing when delivering a joke. Anytime I would see Tom at an industry meeting I would flock to his side for the show and to see most of my other customers who were also drawn in by his gravitational pull.
I’ll miss him and am thankful to have known him.
My condolences to his family.
Dear Aggie and Family,
You have my deepest sympathy at this time.
May Tom’s memory be eternal.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your lovely,caring family. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers today and for many days to come.
Nelson, Camilo and Delmy
Dear Aggie, Christopher and Elizabeth,
Mr. H was a second father to me in my childhood and has been a brother to my dad for all these years. Tom had the gift of laughter and connection and was instrumental in creating the community that nourished and loved me during my childhood. Many memories of Tom and your family have flooded back in my consciousness this week. Probably my favorite memory of Tom is when he wore a pink pig hat and busted into our motel room with Easter baskets for my sister, Kathy and I, declaring himself the Easter Pig, while we were on vacation in South Carolina for spring break. Perhaps the saddest consequence of my living away from Cleveland in my adult life, is that I have not been close to all of you, my beloved second family of my childhood, and I am not with you all today honoring Tom. Know that my heart and soul have always been with you! Love, Elizabeth
How do you say goodbye to someone you’ve known for 63 years. Tom ws one of the first people I met when our family moved to Parma. We went to grade and high school together, played softball and basketball together, played in all the superstars together, helped him set up superstars. Tom helped me when I got interested in Renewal, were friends through good and bad times. Only moving to Atlanta pulled us apart.
Aggie, Christopher, Elizabeth know that your husband and father was the best. Tom, I’m not going to say goodbye. I’ll see you again.
Dear Aggie and Family,
So very, very sorry to hear about Tom. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know too, you are loved by many and we are here when you need us. May God help you and Bless you.
Mary Ann Utrata (from the pool)
I was fortunate to see Tom last year at my mom’s house. I remember being so happy to have the opportunity to see him and introduce him to my wife and two children. It was like it was a honor to have him see me grown up with a family of my own. The odd part is that I had not seen Tom in almost twenty years and most of my memories of him date back to my elementary school days. Overall, he was not a large physical part of most of my life, but the memories I have of him and the stories I have been told created an image of a man who was larger than life and true to those who knew him well. It was an honor to have known him and he will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Aggie, Christopher, Elizabeth, and the rest of Tom’s family.
Aggie, Christopher & Liz:
I don’t even know where to start. So many memories throughout my life involve Tom – many New Year’s Eve parties, 4th of July parties, Nags Head, etc. My heart is broken and I have cried so many tears this week. I feel so very blessed that the Remshik kids & grandkids were able to spend such a wonderful evening with you & Tom last year. What fun it was to catch up and laugh. Something Tom was an expert at…making people laugh. You always knew your stomach would hurt from laughing when you spent time with Tom.
I know Jennifer was there with a big hug & kiss for her Dad. Tom is up there making all the heavens laugh!!
Love to you all and I hope to see you soon!
Lisa Remshik Kuklinski
Dear Aggie & Family,
I was shocked to hear about Tom. I did not find out till after the funeral or I certainly would have been there.
Please accept our sympathy. Tom, you and your family will be in our prayers.
George & Cheryl
OUR CONDOLENCE TO AGGIE & FAMILY. TOM WAS ONE OF THE GOOD GUYS. WE’LL MISS SEEING HIM AT ST COLMAN’S MASS. THE FAMILY OF ST COLMAN HAS LOST A FRIEND.
MURRAY & MARGOT
Tom was such a wonderful person whose attitude towards life and his compassion for others no matter what they did or didn’t do, was easy to emulate. The times I traveled with Tom or sat in on meetings when he was working for us at Roth Bros. Smelting were always pleasurable and highly informative. Not to mention that Tom could make me laugh non-stop with his wonderful stories and anecdotes.
Life will miss Tom. The road will miss Tom. Our sincere condolences to his family.
Georgina & Paul Roth