Neal C. Hoskins
December 19, 1932 - March 18, 2020

Neal C. Hoskins

Neal C. Hoskins
Dec 19, 1932 - Mar 18, 2020

Neal C. Hoskins
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SOUTH RIVER - NEAL C. HOSKINS passed away on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He was 87.

Born and raised in Rawson, North Dakota he resided in South River since 1954.

A U.S. Navy Veteran, Neal served as a Seaman First Class during the Korean War.

Prior to retiring in 1995, he was a Division Supervisor for PSE&G for 39 years. After his retirement from PSE&G he served as the Head of Buildings and Grounds for Corpus Christi RC Church and School.

Neal was a volunteer fireman for the South River Fire Department for 18 years, the CYO Director of Corpus Christi R.C. Church Atheltics and a member of the South River Board of Education for 17 years, the South River American Legion, and the Imperial Music Center.

An avid golfer, he spent every Thursday playing different courses around New Jersey with his friends.

Neal put his family above all else. He will truly be missed by all who have known and met him.

He was predeceased by his three brothers, Donald, Robert and Jerry Hoskins, and two sisters, Dorothy Berens and Hope Hoskins.

Surviving are his loving wife of 65 years, Joan; two sons, Shawn Hoskins and his wife, Judy, of Monroe Township, and Neale Hoskins of Wind Gap, PA; daughter, Valery Hoskins Petrone of Eatontown; seven grandchildren, Carly, Shawn, Joseph, Meghan, Caitlin, Nicholas and Amelia, and two great-grandchildren, Thomas and Freya.

All services will be private due to the COVID-19 federal restrictions on public gatherings.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memorial and Honor Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by clicking this link: St. Jude Donation

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John M. Krenzel on Mar 23, 2020

I am not able to see the family personally but I do want to express my condolences to the Hoskins family. May he rest in peace. I will remember Neal in my prayers. Mayor John Krenzel

Sue on Mar 23, 2020

I'm so sorry for you and your family. Neal was so kind to me and Heather when we went to church. He always made a point to open the door just for us. Always a smile and a kind word.

Ken Smutko on Mar 23, 2020

Every time I saw or spoke with Neal no matter the circumstance he always displayed that wonderful smile and positive spirit. I attributed that to his family and faith. That spirit of his lives on within each of us and it is a treasure that we all will always be able to share. Joan , may you find strength in all the fond memories of Neal that you cherish
Peace be with you
Ken &Gloria Smutko

Frank & Mary Eib on Mar 22, 2020

May God Bless the family of Neal Hoskins. My longtime friend, a wonderful husband and father and truly one of South Rivers outstanding veterans and longtime member of the Board of Education. I will always remember him waving as he worked outside at Corpus Christi and at his beautiful home. Rest in Peace Neil. You will always be in our prayers.

Nina & Ray Maest on Mar 22, 2020

To Joan & Family, we were so sorry to hear about the passing of Neal, we will miss him. Our sympathy, prayers and love to you and the family.
Nina & Ray Maest
Our sincere sympathy, The Imperial Music Center

Andrea Satorski on Mar 21, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Neale was an important and special person in our lives. He will be greatly missed. My heart is breaking...

Michael Kulbacki on Mar 21, 2020

Chris Leslie on Mar 20, 2020

Joan: so sorry to hear. May he Rest In Peace. Chris Leslie, (Diocesan Festival Choir)

Tina Martinesi on Mar 20, 2020

So very sorry for the loss of such a special man. We are sending our heartfelt condolences. Joe and Tina Martinesi

Susan on Mar 20, 2020

Neal was a truly kind man and excellent co-worker. I will miss him and all my prayers and love to Joan and family.

Maria on Mar 20, 2020

Neal was a wonderful person, he was dedicated to Corpus Christi Church and as my co-worker and friend, I will miss him. Rest in peace!

Chelsea on Mar 20, 2020

You were like another grandfather to me growing up. Your hugs and love were like no other. The relationship you shared with grandma- the love, laughter, and jokes are what I only hope to have in this life. You are so loved and will be greatly missed, my heart is so sad knowing you are gone but the impact you have left on everyone will live on.
Sending all my love to grandma and your family ❤️

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