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Thomas Rowe Hoskins
January 17, 1946 ~ December 5, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Former Conneaut resident Thomas Rowe Hoskins, a retired U.S. Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer-4, peacefully passed away on December 5, 2023 at the age of 77. He was born on January 17, 1946 in Conneaut, Ohio to the late Elman Hoskins and Margaret Holdson Hoskins. He resided in Elizabeth City, North Carolina at the time of his death with his beloved wife, Maria Luisa Santos Hoskins.
Thomas was active with the Boy Scouts and achieved the illustrious Eagle Scout rank and continued as a Troop Leader.
Thomas obtained a Bachelor's degree in Geology and a Bachelor's degree in Electronics Technology from his studies at Ohio State, the University of New York and Elizabeth City State University. His thirst for knowledge served him well during his time in the Coast Guard and beyond.
He had an honorable and impressive thirty-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard serving at various duty stations including the Philippines, Brooklyn, New York, Woodbridge, New Jersey, Johnston Island in the South Pacific, Maryland, and finally, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. His dedication and commitment to his work were evident throughout his service.
In his leisure time, Thomas found solace in the great outdoors, particularly through kayaking and canoeing. These activities allowed him to connect with nature and embrace the beauty of the world around him. He loved rocks and was a “Rock Hound”. Additionally, Thomas was an amateur astronomer. He was an active member of Riverside United Methodist Church, where he found spiritual guidance and support.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, as well as his brothers, Philip Hoskins and Dale Hoskins. He leaves behind a legacy cherished by his wife, Maria, and their children, Kenneth Hoskins (Kalen) of Wake Forest, North Carolina, Susan Hoskins Trihy (Bob) of Millsboro, Delaware, and Jonathan Hoskins (Elise) of Montgomery, Texas.
Thomas was a loving grandfather to Julia, Jillian, Jackson, Quinn, Max, Henry, and Grace, who brought immeasurable joy and happiness into his life. He will also be remembered by his sister, Linda Kauppila (Mark) and his sister-in-law, Jenny Hoskins, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held at Twiford Funeral Homes, Elizabeth City, NC.
Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family in East Conneaut Cemetery, Conneaut, OH.
Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut is assisting the family with local arrangements.
Light a candle or leave a memory at www.marcyfuneralhome.com.