Born May 27, 1925, in Garrett, Pa., he was the son of Hiram H. and Mary Ann (Gardner) Hostetler.
Mr. Hostetler was a supervisor in shipping and receiving and quality control for A.C. Williams Co. in Ravenna for 17 years. He was also a security guard for Checkpoint Security at the Genie Plant in Baltic until his retirement in July.
He served in the United States Army as a technician 5th grade with the Headquarters Battery 136th Anti Aircraft Artillery Battalion during World War II. He served overseas with duty in the Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe, where he was awarded the EAME Service Medal with four Bronze Stars. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Carole (Whited), whom he married Jan. 12, 1974; sons, Judge David L. (Linda) of Coshocton and John Mark (Mary) of West Lafayette; daughters, Allinda of Cincinnati and Terri (Gary) Bradford of Newcomerstown; seven grandchildren; brothers, LeRoy (Pete) (Pauline), James (Jim) (Betty), both of Ravenna and George of West Warwick, R.I.; and sisters, Mary Alice (Robert) Miller, of Garrett, Pa., Jane Ansell of Rockwood, Pa. and Pansy Bubner (Steve) of Boswell, Pa. His brothers, Frank A. (Bud), Charles R., Eugene and William R.; and sisters, Myrtle Whorrell, Gertrude and Evelyn died previously.