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“What a long and varied and fruitful life! Stan was a force for so much good. Best wishes to Virginia, family and friends. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Lenley Lewis - Laupahoehoe, HI

“Our sincere condolences to Mr. Hostler's family. He was very gracious and kind and we know his passing will be felt by all who knew him. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: WV Jobs Investment Trust - WV

“So sorry to hear of his passing. I looked forward to the many days that he would yell at me when we were in our yards and I would go over to have...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Terry and Shelley Prettyman - WV

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. I will always cherish the fond memories we all made together, hugs and kisses...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Bowen - Huntington, WV

“Diane and I are deeply saddened by his passing. Our condolences to Virginia, Carl and the rest of the family. We always enjoyed seeing and talking...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Eric Taliaferro - Poquoson, VA

“Virginia, Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time. ”
6 of 13 | Posted by: Katie Shafer - Spencer, WV

“I am so sorry to learn of Stan's passing. The labor movement has lost a true friend. Stan never forgot where he came from. His support of...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Vern Swisher - Fairmont, WV

“Dear Virginia and family,Stan was one in a million. A man for all seasons and a friend to all. I am glad to have known him. My heart is with you...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Becky Potasnik Proctor - FL

“Carl,It has been a long time. Connie Sloan posted about your father's death on FB. I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great man. I've only...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Lisa Cline Kukura - Morgantown, WV

“To say Stan was a good man is so understated. He was so very kind, compassionate, tolerant, generous, thoughtful -- words escape me. He was a...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Angela Preston - Friend

“Thank you for your service to our country Mr. Hostler! ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Kaye Tyler - Charleston, WV

“Virginia, Carl and John I can't begin to say how sorry I am for the loss of your husband and father. Stan was not only my former boss but a dear...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Connie (Harper) Sloan - Elkview

“Surely among the most kind, generous, and compassionate souls to have walked this earth. Thanx to 'Uncle Soc' for all he has done for so many.Jimmy ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Jimmy Hostler - Eastsound, WA


Stanley Milton Hostler, August 28,1927 to June 11, 2017 of Venice, FL. The son of Bertha and Reuben Hostler of Bellwood, PA. He is one of their fourteen children. He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Virginia Child and their sons John Child, John Hostler, Carl Hostler, and Carl's fiancé Janet Clarke. He is also survived by his sister Shirley Dotzauer and her husband Hubert Dotzauer, as well as grandson Nathan Hostler and granddaughter Melissa Hostler.
Stan was a graduate of Gettysburg College, Penn State University and the WVU College of Law in 1965. He had been a railroad worker, railroad owner, construction worker, hot dog vendor, union member, public school teacher, coach, Air Force veteran, philanthropist, entrepreneur and was an attorney with 40 plus years of practice in labor relations. He has been advisory to Prim Law Firm for the last 15 years.
Stan was a sports fan and history buff. He grew up with the trade union movement. He and Virginia have been active supporters of WVU and other educational programs for decades. In recent years, they have been strong supporters of Protea Biosciences, Inc. in Morgantown, WV – with Stanley being a founder and board member for over 15 years. He was a high school basketball coach at heart and devoted to Virginia and their family. Stan's was a life well-lived.
A Service to Honor the Life of Stan will be held at 7:00 PM, Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston. Family and Friends may visit two hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Stanley will then have a grave-side service at the Blair Memorial Park Cemetery – 3234 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16601 – 814-201-9028 - in his hometown on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 10:00 AM.
Dad's long-time friend Steve Turner will handle the service in Bellwood.
Memories of Stan may be shared by visiting www.snodgrassfuneral.com and selecting the obituary. Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.

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4122 MacCorkle Ave. SW Charleston, WV 25309
Tel. (304) 768-7324

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