Scott Hosler (February 18, 1961 - May 29, 2023)

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Scott Hosler
  • February 18, 1961
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  • May 29, 2023

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It is with deep sorrow, and equally joyous celebration, that we have said goodbye to Scott Michael Hosler.  He passed away on May 29, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with cancer, asbestosis, and pulmonary embolism (PE). 

In October 2020, Scott “retired” from a 22-year career with CVS Health (originally Caremark), and within 6 weeks was diagnosed with stage 4 adenocarcinoma lung cancer.  That was quickly followed the discovery of asbestosis and most recently the PE.

Scott is survived by his loving wife, soulmate and caregiver, Carol (Wilson/Clay), their 5 children, Cathy Hosler, Ryan Clay, Mike Hosler, Jen (Mike), their 2 children Emma and Ben Eichorst, and Scott Clay. 

Scott was preceded in death by his brother Stephen Mark Hosler (1992), Mother Patricia Anne Catherine Hosler (2011), and his father Gerald Merle Hosler (2017).

Scott was a 1979 graduate of Oswego High School in Oswego, IL.  Go Panthers! In January 1980, Scott enlisted in the US Navy delayed entry program and went active duty in June 1980.  After a tumultuous (go figure, right?) first 18 months on active duty, he turned his career around and a General Courts Martial and brig confinement for missing a ship’s movement among other infractions (what a cowboy). 

Over the next 16 years Scott’s career took a more positive course and he attained the rank of Chief Petty Officer in 1992.  He was an MMC (SW) and served on three ships commands.  USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG-5), USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27) and USS Puget Sound (AD-38).  Scott medically retired from Naval Service in 1995.

From 1995 through 1998 Scott was a technical writer for Information Development based in Houston, TX.  This interim job gave him skills and confidence to apply for a similar job with Caremark Prescription Services, and he wrote training manuals, user and instructor guides, and eventually was promoted to IT Manager in 1999.  Hence the 22-year career with CVS Health.

Scott enjoyed dabbling in photography, drawing and water coloring.  He really enjoyed the outdoors and travel.  He especially loved a good long road trip and loved to drive.  He liked to fish, hike, golf, bike riding, and learned to play pickleball until he was struck down with cancer.

There are so many friends and family Scott wants to thank for the months of love, prayers, support and inspirational posts.

Scott also asks that in lieu of flowers or any other monetary contribution to “his” cause, that you strongly consider making a donation in this name, or your own, to a charity that has meaning to you.  He said many times over and over, “I get through this because someone always has it worse than me!  Every time I see the St. Jude Children’s Hospital commercial, I refuse to complain about my 62 years of life.  Some child, some parents, have it so much worse”. 

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  1. Sandy lit a candle:
    13 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 13, 2023 at 9:53:01 PM

  2. EDWARD LECHELT says:
    16 Jul 2023
    SCOTT , you will ALWAYS be in our hearts as you were a huge part of our family!Always caring & optimistic about our entire family !Thank you also for bringing Carol into our family!Growing up as kids & later as adults will very much be remembered!We all will overcome our grief for you ,but knowing your pain is no longer & that you now are with our Savior & loved ones gone before us will give us ALL GREAT COMFORT!Love you cousin,EDDIE,JEN & JOHN !!

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  5. Elizabeth says:
    12 Jun 2023
    I was very priviledged to call Scott not only boss, but friend. Carol, Scott, Laura, Jerry ("my brother from another mother"), Maurice, Laura, Dennis, "the other" Scott, and myself shared many a coffee, a story, a few drinks, and whole lot of laughs. I regret not reaching out to say goodbye and I love you, so I am saying it now. Rest in peace my dear friend. -ebeth

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    12 Jun 2023
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    07 Jun 2023
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  9. Tom Gancarz posted an image:
    04 Jun 2023
    Happy times cruising in Alaska June 2010. Scott, you and Carol made life fun. Dee and I will never forget you and the great times we had. Buy me a beer when we meet again in heaven.
    Happy times cruising in Alaska June 2010. Scott, you and Carol made life fun. Dee and I will never forget you and the great times we had. Buy me a beer when we meet again in heaven.

  10. Carol Hosler posted an image:
    04 Jun 2023


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    03 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 3, 2023 at 6:01:51 AM

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    02 Jun 2023
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  14. Carol Harris says:
    02 Jun 2023
    Scott, I met you and Carol very early in my stay here. I first played Water Volleyball with your lovely wife. We had so much in common, we decided to meet at the Grill. That started a ritual of weekly trips to the Grill. We even wore the same color blouse that first night. I first met you at the Fiesta Restaurant up north so Carol and I could watch the Ohio State game together. I remember when I sat my first dog and he turned on me and bit me. I called you, as soon as you came in, he changed moods. Remember, I was sitting on my island so he couldn't get to me. LOL I ended up going to the Emergency Room. I still laugh about that. It was my honor to get to know you, to bowl with you, and I really enjoyed my last visit with you the last day you were on this home. Now. you are walking streets of gold!!! You will be missed by many!

  15. Carol Harris lit a candle:
    02 Jun 2023
    Lit since June 2, 2023 at 6:42:46 PM

  16. Larry Nazzaro posted an image:
    02 Jun 2023
    Scottie was feeling pretty good this day so we met up for a few hours of bass fishing in one of The Villages ponds. Fun time that I will always remember. R.I.P. my friend.
    Scottie was feeling pretty good this day so we met up for a few hours of bass fishing in one of The Villages ponds. Fun time that I will always remember. R.I.P. my friend.

  17. Jerry lyubelsky says:
    02 Jun 2023
    I am so saddened by this news. I never really had a proper goodbye with Scott having moved and then Scott retiring. He was a champion of doing the right thing and I thank him for believing in me during my career at CVS.

  18. Carol posted an image:
    02 Jun 2023
    The Murph
    The Murph

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    02 Jun 2023
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  22. Carol posted an image:
    02 Jun 2023


  23. Peggy Scott says:
    02 Jun 2023
    Carol, I am so sorry about Scott. I know he has not been well for a long time. I know he is in a better place and moat peace. . I know you will miss him so much.. But be comforted that he is in a better place.
    Thing of you at this time.

    Aunt Peg

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    02 Jun 2023
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    02 Jun 2023
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  26. David Bankard Sr. says:
    02 Jun 2023
    Scott was one of the most patriotic men I knew. He certainly loved his country and proudly served it. We had many conversations regarding the future of our country and even though he felt it’s currently going in the wrong direction he was highly optimistic for its future.
    Ever the optimist, he always had a smile and a good word to share about people and lit up the room when he entered.
    He was my bowling buddy, donut eating BS-ing partner and above all, good friend.
    I will dearly miss him and remember him fondly.

  27. Tim Cobb says:
    02 Jun 2023
    Scott, my favorite supervisor of all time. This was a man that you knew had your back at all times. He stood by what he believed, and was a good example of what an American should stand for. He was another one of our American heroes that stood ready to go up against anyone that would try to take away our freedom. Thank you, sir, for your service and sacrifice.

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