Edward W. Hoagland Jr.

Born: Fri., May 15, 1925
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 28, 2013
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2013
Location: Stephen J Sherman Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 01, 2013

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Edward Wright Hoagland Jr. of 339 East Jamestown Rd., Greenville, PA formerly of Hermitage, PA. , died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 in his residence at 2:20pm. He was 87.
Edward was born in Farrell to Edward Wright and Iva Meryle Pfeifer Hoagland May 15, 1925.
Surviving are four children: Edward W. (Lee) Hoagland III, Hermitage, Donna (Thomas) Brest, Sharpsville, Robert A. (Mary) Hoagland, Farrell and Melissa (Tim) Reese, Painesville, OH.

Grandchildren: Cristy (James) Bestwick, Shelby (Mike) Ferry, Thomas Brest Jr. and Robert Hoagland. Great-Grandchildren:  Jaden, Josie, and Jessa Bestwick, Ryan, Paige and Luke Ferry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mildred May Marsteller, 2009 his grandson, Chad Hoagland, 1986 and his brother, Charles Hoagland.

Ed enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was called into active service May 14, 1943.
He completed basic training at the Naval station in Sampson, N.Y., was stationed at radio school in Virginia Beach, Grove City College and Navy Pier, Chicago. From there he served on the USS Alshain at Pearl Harbor and in the Battle of Guam.

He married Mildred May Marsteller December 21, 1946 at the Farrell United Methodist Church.

Ed attended Penn State for electrical engineering and later the Chicago Television Engineering School. He worked for Wilson’s Furniture store installing TVs and in 1950 opened his own business with Joe Marshall called Homar Televison. In 1968 Ed became the Director of Veteran’s Affairs of Mercer County, from which he retired in 1982.

Ed has always been very active in the community and East Side Baptist-Disciples of Christ where he served as an Elder, Trustee, past Treasurer, Sunday School Superintendent and choir member. Ed & his wife Mildred drove for Meals on Wheels weekly and Ed was Chairman of the Board until his recent illness.  Ed served on the Board of AAA and Chairman of the Sharon Meals on Wheels until 2013. He was a volunteer at the VA Clinic in Hermitage. Ed was also a member of Sharon American Legion Post 299 and the Mercer County Historical Society.

In Masonic organizations he was Past Grand Master of Lodge 668, Past Commander of Knights Templar. He was Grand Master of the Grand Council of the State of Pennsylvania and 33⁰ New Castle Consistory.
In 2006 he was inducted into the Farrell High School Class of 1943 Hall of Fame.
He was an honoree in the Mercer Memorial Day parade in 2007.

Memorial contributions may be made to East Side Church (Baptist-Disciples of Christ), 201 Spruce Ave.; or Meals-On-Wheels Program, 396 Buhl Blvd., both Sharon 16146.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Paul’s Home for Ed’s care.

Friends may call Thursday February 28th, 2013 from 4 pm to 7 pm and Friday March 1st from 10 am to time of service at the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA. A masonic service will be held on Thursday at 7 pm.

Funeral Services will be held Friday March 1st, 2013 at 11:00 am with Rev. Ty Sabella of East Side Baptist Church, officiating. Edward will receive full military honors.

Internment will take place in the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Stephen J. Sherman Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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James, Viet Nam Vet
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Condolences to Ed's family. Well over 40 years ago, Ed helped me, and I'm sure scores of other Vietnam vets, get so many VA blunders squared away. He always seemed most friendly (when many WWII vets shunned us), and sincere and as if he couldn't do enough for me. He really was a compassionate gentleman who also was a big emotional boost at a critical time needed which he seemed to sense. Again, condolences and best of wishes to all in your loss of one very fine human being whom I'll never forget.
J ames, Vietnam Vet

Sharyn Rotunno McGill
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
To the Hoagland Family, Sincere condolences on the loss of Mr. Hoagland. My dad and grandfather were masons with him and I was a classmate of Chad's. It has been years, but I remember him well and how kind he always was. May your memories help you through this difficult time.

David Douds
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013

Sorry to hear about your dad. He was my grandparents' neighbor on Oakdale Ave. Everyone liked him.


Tricia Shumate lewis
   Posted Thu February 28, 2013
Donna, Ed, Robert & Melissa - please accept our sincerest condolences on the loss of your father. He was a wonderful and very amazing man. . . he will be dearly missed by us.

Tricia Lewis & son Spencer
Zanesville OH

Chris Oakes
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
We were very sorry to hear about your dad. You have our sympathies.

Joyce Fragle
Chris Oakes

Frank & Jene Perna
   Posted Fri March 01, 2013
Bob, Mary, Robert and Hoagland Family
Our thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you. Please accept our sympathy and condolences.

Rosemary McKenna and Family
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
We want to express our deepest sympathy in the death of Ed. May your memories give you peace at this time of loss.

Doris J.Marshall
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
To Donna, Ed,Robert, Melissa, Sending condolences to you ..on the passing of your amazing Dad....God Bless you all....I knew your Dad and Mom at East Side Church...and have many pleasant and fun memories of times we all spent together...Your Dad and MOm are together with the Lord now...Love Doris & Sandee

Little A & Big A Wehr and Rob Bupp
   Posted Sat March 02, 2013
Dearest Bob, Mary, and Robert, we honor your beloved father and celebrate his journey taken on this earthwalk. Clearly he was a man of goodness for that is what you all are as well...such golden souls. May you carry his legacy forth in action and spirit, and know that we offer our hands and hearts to you all, and the whole of the Hoagland family, in this time of great challenge and change. Much, much love, comfort and courage to you all. Blessed Be

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