Emerson Burt Hosley
February 22, 1923 – July 21, 2020
Mr. Hosley, known as Bud, died of natural causes at his assisted living facility in Eustis, Florida on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Joan E. Hosley (MacCormick), with whom he had just celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in October. He is also survived by three sons; Robert (Ellen), Kenneth, and Daniel (Mary), two grandchildren Eve Moore and Ben Hosley and a great grandson, Liam Moore.
Bud has been a resident of Florida since 1980, first in Osteen and for the last 15 years in Tavares. He is a retired UAW member, having worked for Bendix Aviation for 30 years until retirement in 1980. Previous to the move to Florida he had lived in Lincoln Park and Mnt. View, New Jersey.
He was a WWII veteran having served in the Marine Corps from 1942-1945 with part of that service overseas in the South Pacific. He fondly remembers his first vote for President in 1944 for FDR and his last votes for President for Obama and Hillary Clinton. Family members discovered through Ancestry that he was the eighth generation to live in America with the original Hosley born here in 1649. He was proud to know that his 3rd and 4th Great Grandfathers fought in the Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution.
He served his community as a Member of the Lincoln Park Board of Education for 7 years and as a Trustee of the Lincoln Park Library. He and his wife enjoyed travel and camping and with their travel trailer, made many trips to the Adirondacks, The Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smokies, to Florida, Canada and California. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing courses all across the country.
He was born at home in Ulysses, Pa. and was predeceased by his parents Arlington and Martha Belle (McLaughlin) and his brother, Robert and two sisters Marion Place and Beth MacLennan. The family has planned a private cremation service at All Faiths Cremation Society, the Villages, with a memorial celebration of life to be held later in the year when family gatherings are permitted. He did not designate any charity for memorial donations, but he actively supported environmental and conservation organizations and would be proud of your choice.