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Howard N. Hosford

May 17, 1951 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 69)

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Howard N. Hosford, 69, of Auburn went home to be with The Lord on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 after a short illness. He was born on May 17, 1951 to Ira and Lucelia Fowler Hosford. After graduating from Weedsport High School, Howard served four years in the US Navy. He retired in 2017 after 38 years as a skilled machinist with Owens Brockway.

Howard’s priorities were God, family and country. He served for several years at Second Baptist church in various roles. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis and in his later years, spending time with his grandson Logan

He is survived by his devoted wife, Linda Cheeley Hosford; loving daughter, Leighana (Arun) Shankar of Columbus, Ohio; brother, Charles Hosford of Rhode Island; sister, Doris (Leon) Showens of Weedsport; niece, Kristy Showens (Brooks Bernhardt) and great niece Leila; and nephew, Matthew Showens

The service will be held privately for the family. Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery, in Fleming, NY Condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 in memory of Howard N. Hosford.

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