Frank Hostina

February 27, 1954 - October 30, 2012

Frank Hostina

February 27, 1954 - October 30, 2012


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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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Obituary for Frank Hostina

Frank B. “Rusty” Hostina, age 58 of Toronto, Ohio passed away Tuesday – October 30, 2012 at the Allegheny General Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA.

He was born February 27, 1954 in Steubenville, OH the son of the late John and Wanda Dyer Hostina.

Rusty is a Catholic; a 1973 graduate of Toronto High School and an avid Green Bay football fan.

His memberships include: Toronto Masonic Lodge #583 F.& A.M. where he was to be installed as Master of the lodge in December of 2012; Toronto Royal Arch Masons # 221; Toronto Bowling League and formerly of the Toronto Sons of the American Legion.

Rusty was an emergency medical technician and had worked for the Tri-County Ambulance Service of East Liverpool, OH; AMR Ambulance Service of Bridgeville, PA and Absolute Ambulance Service of Pittsburgh, PA.

He was a 12 year volunteer member and had served as a board member, vice-president and president of the Toronto Emergency Medical Service of Toronto, OH; was employed by Ambulance Service Inc. of Steubenville, OH and the Toronto Emergency Medical Service Joint Ambulance District of Toronto, OH

Rusty is survived by his wife - Carol Lynn Dawson Hostina whom he married August 9, 1996; sister – Mary Beth Hostina Robertson of Toronto, OH; daughter – Brandi Dixon and husband Rick of Steubenville, OH; nieces – Lori Robertson and husband Eric Gronning and Billie Jo Robertson both of Washington, D.C. and Renae Robertson of Steubenville, OH; several great nieces and nephews; an aunt Juanita Bletch of Toronto, OH and many, many friends.

Visitation hours for Rusty will be from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M. Friday – November 2nd at the Clarke Funeral Home – Toronto where a celebration service of Rusty’s life will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday – November 3rd with the Reverend Father Thomas Vennitti officiating.

Toronto Masonic Lodge services will be held 7 P.M. Friday and there will be a service by the Toronto Emergency Medical Service at 7:30 P.M. Friday both at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Rusty may be sent to the Toronto Masonic Lodge Frank “Rusty” Hostina Fund – 711 Rear Logan St. – Toronto, OH 43964

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