Leo A. Hoshal, age 86, of Bel Air, MD, died January 21, 2009 at his caretaker’s home. Born in Marble, Minnesota, he was the son of the late William S. and Stella Provost Hoshal. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving our country during WWII with his three brothers and father. A very hard working and energetic man, he had a lifelong dedication to his mother, Stella, who passed away in 1991.
His many jobs included, route salesman for Charles Potato Chips, the colorful manager of the Bel Air Theatre, and Bel Air Locksmith, which he started on Main Street in 1969. A member of St. Margaret Catholic Church for over 45 years, he was bestowed, by the County Council, as a Harford County Living Treasure in 2005.
Mr. Hoshal is survived by a brother, Charles Hoshal of Fairfield, CA. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by brothers, Quintin and Lloyd Hoshal.
Friends may call at the McComas Funeral Home, P.A., Bel Air, MD on Friday, January 23, 2009 from 6-9 p.m. and on Saturday, January 24, 2009 from 10-11 a.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home in Bel Air on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Deacon Vic Petrosino officiating. Interment will be in Bel Air Memorial Gardens, Bel Air, MD.
Pallbearers will be Ed Baker, Brian Young, Jeff Holbrook, Dennis Schultz, Chris Daiger and Keith Holbrook. Honorary pallbearers are Todd Holden, Sherry Clayton, and Emily Holbrook.
Those who desire may contribute to Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice, 3417 C Concord Road, York, PA 17402.
Memory tributes may be sent to the family at mccomasfuneralhome.com
Brian Young says
I worked in the same building with Leo for a few years. He was a proud man; if I asked him if I could get him anything, he would say no. If I told him I was getting food and wanted to split something, he would gladly eat. He worked hard and did a lot in his life. You’ll be missed, Leo.