Grier Maitland Hoskins Jr.

Mar 15 1930
Jul 31 2019
89 Years
West Caln

Grier Maitland Hoskins Jr., 89, of West Caln, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his home, surrounded by his family.  He was the widower of the late Erla June Scotten Hoskins, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage before her passing in 2002.  

Born in Cains, Pa., Grier was the son of the late Emeline (Baldwin) and Grier Maitland Hoskins, Sr.  He was a 1949 graduate of Scott High School.  He served honorably with the U.S. Air Force.  

Grier worked for Lukens Steel from 1965 until 1995 as a Maintenance Mechanic.
He was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Compass.  

He is survived by his four children: Mary "Vicki" Stauffer of Coatesville, Glenn D. Hoskins of Wagontown, Grier M. Hoskins III, husband of Jennifer, of Gap, and Andrew W. Hoskins, husband of Anne Ryckebusch, of San Francisco; six grandchildren, Jeremy Stauffer, Kristen Stauffer, Nathaniel Hoskins, Emily Hoskins, Jennifer Jackson, and Sarah Prentice.  

He was predeceased by his two siblings: Dorothy E. Riley and Robert B. Hoskins. 

A celebration of life service will take place on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 11 AM at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1520 W Kings Hwy, Gap, PA 17527 followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery.  The viewing will be held at the church from 10 until 11 AM.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.  Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Aug 5 2019 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
St. John's Episcopal Church, 1520 W Kings Hwy, Gap, PA 17527


Skippy was a character to be around,, a joy to work with, with a voice you knew he was coming before you saw him, he’ll be missed by all who knew him, one day we’ll meet again, as I like to say, save a spot for me skippy ...

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We are so sorry to hear about Skip's passing, our love and prayers are with all of you. We will always remember Skip's stories and how they made us feel; in doing this a part of Skip will always be with us.

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Skip was a rare individual, in that I never heard him complain about anything--not even when he received a fatal health diagnosis and suffered through his final illness. He always had a bright smile and a great story to share. It was a blessing to have known him, and I will long remember his positive outlook and bright spirit. He will be missed at St. John's Church.

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Mr Hoskin was a Great Man, Husband and Father! I got to know him and his wonderful family 30 some years ago. Haven't seen him in along time but I thought about him now and then! I loved his laugh and family! RIP (Dad) you will be missed! Jim

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Grier and Jennifer  and  Family   Please accept our condolence and sympathy at the loss of your Father. Thoughts are with you, Susan and Tom

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Fond memories of igloos, riding bikes and swimming in the 1960's with the kids. Skip was a wonderful and kind man and he will always be remembered with affection and respect.

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Dear Hoskins family - my family and I were so sorry to hear of the passing of Skip.  Our sincerest condolences are with all of you at this difficult time.  Skip was a wonderful friend and neighbor.  Skip has been  a part of my life in each of the last 3 decades of my life - since my teenage years.  We loved paying him visits.  I will always fondly remember either sitting on his front porch (with Erla) or in  his living room listening to his stories about the way things used to be in our neighborhood.  He was such a bright, funny, and industrious man - a true inspiration.  He always had a kind word for everyone.  I'm so glad that my son Tristan also had the opportunity to meet him and that Skip was able to go out for ice cream with us on a couple of occassions.  I  know too, that my father loved going to the senior center with Skip, and has  long  since missed those times.  And my mother and father loved meeting Skip on his morning walks around the reservoir in years past.  He had a true zest and enthusiasm for life and was such a positive person to be around.  He will be missed.  Again, our thoughts, prayers, and condolences are with you in this difficult time.  May your wonderful memories of Skip help see you through your loss.

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As Skips caregiver it was my joy to spend time caring for him. I loved how he was such a character (Vicki you know what I mean) and I loved that he shared how that property and the subsequent house became the family home. Many times we had a good chuckle. I know your Dad is at peace with your Mom, and that they are both watching over all of you. May God give you peace and rest always, and surround you in his grace, mercy, and love. God bless, Teresa  

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