Ronald Parker Hoskins, Sr.

Mar 13 1950
Jul 21 2020
70 Years
Parkesburg, Pennsylvania

Ronald Parker Hoskins, Sr., 70, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, under the care of Reading Hospital while surrounded by loved ones.  Born March 13th, 1950, and raised in Coatesville, Pa, he was the son of the late Robert "Bud" Hoskins and wife Mary Patricia Hoskins (Myers).  

Ronnie was employed for many years with the Paralyzed Veterans of America serving as first President and lastly National Director for the Colonial Chapter.  In his youth, he attended C.A.S.H., served in Vietnam for the Army, and earned a degree in Mechanical Drafting & Design from Hygram G. Andrews.

He is survived by a large family.  His son Ronald Hoskins, Jr. with ex-wife Marqueite Shank has given him four grandsons and one step-granddaughter.  His surviving siblings and their spouses are Robert Hoskins and wife Iris, Richard Hoskins, Randee Hoskins, and wife Donna and Bonnie Hoskins.  He is proceeded by brother Rusti Hoskins and baby sister Patty Ann.

Ronnie had a life full of new experiences and travel.  He had many hobbies which include deep-sea fishing, hunting, and skeet shooting competitions.  He played both tennis and basketball.  Being paralyzed on December 24, 1976, did nothing to slow him down.  This adventurous spirit will be missed by many.

Ronnie is being cremated and his ashes will be spread on Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Berks County, Pa as he wished.  In light of Covid-19, a memorial will be held at a later date with details and invitations to be announced.

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


I wanted to add a little story that I never forgot about Ronnie my big brother, we went to Hershey park and I was very small so mom made him ride with me on the roller coaster and he had to hold me down at one point of the ride so I wouldn't be air bound it was amazing ride never forgotten ♥️♥️♥️♥️ your little sister. Bonnie

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We are so sorry to hear About the passing of your brother! If there is anything u need please just call us. Sending hugs

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Condolences to the entire Hoskins family. May you all find comfort in his peace.

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Sorry for your loss to the Hoskins family. Many prayers.

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To Hoskins family, our deepest sympathy of the loss of Ronnie "Q Ball". Will always remember the good times we had when we were younger. Thoughts and prayers for your family.   
Greg, Sandie and Mark Cooper





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To the Hoskins Family, so sorry to hear about Qball passing. I'm sure you have lots of great memories to share with each other. You're in our thoughts and prayers. Love 💕 and peace to all.  Ron and Jean Reel and Family.

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Dear Randee, Donna and Rum,  so sorry to hear about your Brother. May he Rest In Peace.  Please know that you have our deepest sympathy and you are in our prayers.  Albert andnPatty Sardella

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Ron lived on the same floor of our apartment building that I do. Although I knew he was a veteran from his hat and various pins, I was unaware of his deep involvement with Paralyzed Veterans of America until I learned he had passed.

What distinguished him here, when I saw him, was his unwavering good cheer, and that he liked my little companion dog -- in a building where many residents can be indifferent, or grumpy, or express their distaste for dogs. I learned to get out of the way when he revved up his hotrod wheelchair that could zoom down the extended hallways here in a matter of mere seconds.

Did I know him well?  No, and I’ve been here for three years, that's often how it is with apartment life. I’m never sure how appropriate it is to ask someone about their injuries or their earlier life.  I did not know what rank he held in the Army, and rather than ask I just started calling him Capt’n Ron (inspired by Lt. Dan in a certain movie) as that seemed to fit. He didn’t appear to mind.

Men of good cheer and character are hard to find these days. I will miss him.  Godspeed, Ron.



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