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Howard Hoskins Obituary – Centennial, CO (1928-2024)

Howard, son of Benjamin and Ada Hoskins of Ashtabula, Ohio, died peacefully in his sleep after a brief period of ill health following a fall. He was 96, independent and living in the family home built in 1969 in what was then considered Littleton. Howard married Elizabeth Ann (Sue) Hoskins in 1953, and she preceded him in death in 2016.

Howard was a proud graduate of Ohio State University and served in the Army during the Korean War. During his time at OCS, he met his future brother-in-law, Joseph Withers, who introduced Howard and Sue while Howard was stationed at the 5th Army Headquarters in Chicago. They married after a brief romance at the 5th Army headquarters. After serving as lieutenants, Howard and Sue returned to Howard’s home state of Ohio, where he worked for Republic Steel and learned the new field of data processing. In 1965, Howard moved to Colorado to work for Martin Marietta. He retired from the Denver Water Department many years ago, and he and Sue traveled the world, often on cruise ships, taking more than 35 cruises together.

Howard was a member of St. Andrew United Methodist Church. He enjoyed camping with family and friends, coached girls youth soccer in the Littleton Soccer Association in the 1970s, golfed and played cards in the Senior Men’s League in South Suburban (up to and including playing cards with his friends in the final weeks of his life). ), and was an active skier until, at age 80, he broke his arm at Keystone while doing “one more run.” Howard and Sue are survived by two children and their spouses: Craig Hoskins (Becky) of Richmond, VA, and Mary Baca (Mike) of Timnath, CO. They had six grandchildren, Ben (Ginny) Sam (Shannon) Jacob (Libby) and Joe Hoskins, and Grant and Madeline Baca. They also have five great-grandchildren, John, Craig, James, Robert and Fisher Hoskins. He also leaves behind many dear friends and wonderful neighbors. They should all know how much he appreciated their friendship, kindness and camaraderie.