Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home

12524 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland, OH


Justin Robert Hostutler

May 7, 1985January 8, 2020
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After a 2 year and 3 month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Justin Robert Hostutler, 34, died peacefully at his parents’ home surrounded by family and an inordinate amount of love. The pain of losing this remarkable man is only bearable because we know Justin rests in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Justin was a loving and devoted husband to Lisa of almost 10 years and an adoring father to Christopher, 3, and twins Ella & Emily, 2. He taught his parents the meaning of unconditional love and had an irreplaceable bond with his beautiful sister, Julianne.

Justin was an avid sports enthusiast, historian and impersonator. He is surely entertaining his heaven mates with his vast knowledge & statistics of every baseball & football team, player & coach. With his Bachelor’s in Science Education, he interned at Grand River Academy and went on to teach Integrated Social Studies at Bloomfield Mespo High School for the past 12 years. He often said his students taught him more than he could ever teach them. He praised God every day for them and the supportive staff at this remarkable school.

As a strong man of faith, Justin was a member of the Knights of Columbus Geauga Council 3304 as Past Grand Knight & Past Faithful Navigator in the 4th degree Cardinal Newman Assembly 837. He served his Church of St. Helen as Eucharistic Minister, Pre Cana & Men’s Renewal team. He loved baseball & football, umpired since he was 14 yrs. old, served as Secretary for the Geauga County Umpire Association and officiated football as a member of the Ohio High School Athletic Association & served as Vice President of the Northeast Ohio Football Officials Association. Justin was a member of Pro Football’s Ultimate Fan Association & was inducted at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013. Justin leaves behind his loving wife Lisa, children, Christopher, Ella and Emily, parents Bob and Kathleen, sister Julianne Tanner, brother-in-law Josh Tanner & niece Lilly, grandfather Harold Hostutler, mother & father-in-law Mike & Peggy Peters, sister-in-law Sandy Peters and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends & devoted dogs Isabelle, Moses and Brutus.

Calling hours are Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 1-7 p.m. at Gattozzi & Son Funeral Home, 12524 Chillicothe Rd Chesterland OH 44026. Additional viewing & calling hours will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 from 9:00-11:00 a.m at St. Helen Church, 12060 Kinsman Rd (Rt 87), Newbury Twp, OH 44065 with mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at All Souls Cemetery with a lunch celebration of Justin’s Life at St. Mary’s church banquet hall, 401 North St. Chardon, OH. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lisa Hostutler, c/o of Bob & Kathy Hostutler, PO Box 672, Chardon, OH 44024 to support the future of Justin’s children or contribute to any charity of your choice.

The family would like to express our love and gratitude to all the caring friends and family who have supported Justin and all of us in this journey. We continually felt your love and prayers every day.


  • Robert Hostutler, Father
  • Kathleen (nee Kuchak) Hostutler, Mother
  • Harold Hostutler, Grandfather
  • Lisa (nee Peters) Hostutler, Wife
  • Christopher Hostutler, Son
  • Ella Hostutler, Daughter
  • Emily Hostutler, Daughter
  • Julianne (Josh) Tanner, Sister
  • Lilly, Niece
  • Mike Peters, Father-in-law
  • Peggy Peters, Mother-in-law
  • Sandy Peters, Sister-in-law
  • Many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, friends & devoted dogs Isabelle, Moses and Brutus.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Visitation Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 13, 2020
  • Interment Monday, January 13, 2020


Justin Robert Hostutler

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Cathy Jones

January 16, 2020

To Kathy and Family:

On behalf of your Risk Family here at CLCCA, we want to say how sorry we are to hear of your son's passing. I know I loved to hear the wonderful stories you shared about your family and sad to hear of your loss. Our hearts are with you during this time knowing that your life was fuller for having him in it.

Cathy Jones, Mahoning County/CLCCA

Ed Brice

January 13, 2020

Justin was 1 of our 1st teenagers to take the Chardon Baseball League classes to umpire our League's Minor Division games. Good umpire, better person!
Ed Brice, former Chardon Baseball League Board & Umpire

Andrea Byler

January 13, 2020

Mr Hostetler was one of my favorite teachers at Bloomfield. He always made us laugh and loved to make learning fun. He will be greatly missed, My high school years were absolutely amazing because of him. Fly high Mr H

Class of 2014

Mack Cuenca

January 12, 2020

Great times just sitting next to Justin talking about PFUFA and Knight of Columbus works of charity. I know you are a Saint in heaven like you lived your saintly life. Will miss my brother, Justin.

Father Greg Schaut

January 12, 2020

Lisa and family,
I was looking at the News Herald andcwas shocked to see Justin's name in the paper. For me Justin was one aaaawsome guy! He was your best friend, Lisa and a loving daddy to his kids. He was devoted to his family. Hecwss a great man of faith in God. Justin was a good friend to everyone who came into his life. Everyone is being remembered in my Masses this weekend and next weekend. God's Peace to you all.

Shaun Young

January 11, 2020

My sincerest condolences to the Hostutler family. May Justin's soul rest peacefully in the Lords hands. I've been blessed to have met and know Justin over the past 7 yrs during our PFUFA annual reunions in Canton, Oh. Truly one of the most genuine, kind hearted people I've met. He was a dedicated fan of his Cleveland Browns, BUT so much more dedicated to his family, friends and those is need of assistance. 34 yrs of life is way too short, but what Justin offered to anyone who knew/met him and his legacy going forward will live on in eternity!!! YOU'RE AN ALL-PRO MY FRIEND!!! WE LOVE YOU BRO!!!! #PFUFA #DOGPOUND #HUMANITARIAN

Pam Brewer

January 11, 2020

I am so sorry to hear about Justin’s death. I have fond memories of days spent at Kathy and Bob’s house in Willowick, Oh as our children played together. My heart goes out to you. Love and hugs to you all!

Kevin Reff

January 11, 2020

Over the last 26 months, Justin has showed me the meaning of the words Courage, Strength, Faith, and Family.
Rest In Peace my friend.

Benedict Miraglia

January 11, 2020

What a faith-filled fantastic young man who's now with Jesus Christ his savior Justin was. I'm saddened by his death but excited that he is now in all his glory with our Father,Son,and Holy Spirit. Always remember

Robin Pilarczyk

January 11, 2020

Sincerest sympathies to the Hostutler family. How blessed you were to have had him in your lives, how blessed he was to have had you share his. May God grant you peace.