OBITUARY

Arnold Hoskin Sr.

June 6, 1936September 23, 2020
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Arnold Hoskin Sr. was born on June 6, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the last of eleven children born to the late Eddie and Rachel Hoskin. Confessing to Christ at an early age and his knowledge of Christ was demonstrated through the kindness, devotion and love he had for his family and friends.

Arnold was educated in Chicago and graduated from Tilden High School. Prior to his military career, Arnold married Katie in 1954; two sons were born to this union, Arnold Jr., aka “Dunie” and Reginald Hoskin. On August 21, 1959 he joined the United States Army where he entered the Army Medical Training Center at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam in Houston Texas. He completed his training and worked as a medic until he was honorably discharged in August of 1961. During this time, he received a medal for “good conduct.”

In 1966, Arnold met Bernice; this friendship resulted in the birth of his daughter Shirl Taylor. Arnold had a passion for education. He used his GI Bill to obtain his Bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University. Upon completion he worked as a substitute teacher for the Chicago Board of Education. He maintained his employment at the Post Office throughout his tenure as a teacher. In 1970, while working as a sorter at the Post Office, he met the love of his life, Doris. Arnold and Doris “courted” for two years and married April 28, 1972. Arnold added three sons to his life when they married, Charles, Morris, and Darren Euman. Daughter Casandra Hoskin was born soon after to complete this blended family.

Arnold worked at United States Post Office for 30 years. His love and passion for education lead Arnold pursue and obtain his Master's in Education from Northeastern Illinois University-College of Inner-City Studies once he retired. He shared his affinity for history and education with all that cared to listen. He was an avid reader and was quite vocal about social justice issues and politics.

Arnold was also known as the “Bar-B-Que King”. He could grill, smoke ribs and chickens with the best rib shacks in the Midwest. He had a fondness of good food, cars, and Western themed films and television shows. Arnold was also an enthusiastic shopper. His affinity for clothes, shoes, and hats left Doris with little to no closet space for her clothes.

Arnold departed this life in the early hours of September 23, 2020. He now joins his son, parents and siblings in glory. Arnold was a loving husband, exceptional father, nurturing grandfather, and all-around distinguished gentleman that will truly be missed by all the had the pleasure of knowing him. His memory will be cherished by his loving wife Doris, sons Arnold “aka Dunie” (Aasiya) Hoskin Jr., Reginald (Susan) Hoskin, Charles Euman, Morris Euman, the late Darren (Barbara) Euman; daughters Shirl Taylor, and Casandra Hoskin-Townsel (Robert); a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Kenny Bros. Funeral Directors will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allow 50 or fewer guests at services. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Arnold Hoskin Jr.
  • Reginald Hoskin
  • Morris Euman
  • Robert Townsel
  • Christopher Davis
  • Christian Euman

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, October 3, 2020

Memories

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Curtis Nevils Jr.

October 9, 2020

My condolences to the Family. I never got to meet the father but I know his son Arnold Jr. I never knew his father Arnold Sr. was quite the scholar, he achieved many degrees. I know he will be missed. This year 2020 has caused a lot of grief and sorrow for loved ones. My prayers to the family.

Lois Garth

October 3, 2020

Doris and Arnold have been a part of our lives for many, many years. They are extended family. He will truly be missed. Sending thoughts, prayers, peace and blessing to you and your family.

Lois Garth & Family

Morris Wonsey

October 2, 2020

Morris Wonsey Jr II

October 2, 2020

Morris Wonsey Jr II

October 2, 2020

Uncle Arnold was a very special person to so many and we will always remember him most by the way he made us feel welcomed. Any time we would visit family in Chicago, we were always happy to see his warm, inviting and contagious smile! He was so pleasant, respectful and kind and we're so grateful for our conversations and time spent with him.
He will truly be missed.
Love, Morris & Shal xoxo

Mark Easter

October 2, 2020

Arnold was just as much a father to me as Darren was a brother. He remains my role model and led a life I would be blessed to emulate. I am truly saddened by his passing and hope you are consoled by knowing how much he meant to so many. Rest in Power!
Mark Easter

Kathy Garrett

October 2, 2020

Our dear Arnold,
From the time I met you as a little girl, there was a light you ALWAYS had when you were present. A smile that radiated joy and a warm and giving heart so humbling. Although you were Dad to our older brothers, Dunie and Reggie, you shared your Fatherly love and welcomed us into your family. Susie, Kathy, Tim, Lisa, and Tony will miss you and forever thank you for loving us unselfishly. There will forever be a special place for YOU in my heart. With prayers and tender condolences to the Hoskin family.
Kathy (Hemphill) Garrett ♥️

Brenda Hampton & Family

October 2, 2020

We are truly sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences for your family’s loss. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

Brenda Hampton & Family

Nicole Mathis washington

October 1, 2020

Many memories of Arnold growing up and going to the house everyday after school. Sandra and I would walk to pick up his Chinese food. He would cook, and let me eat up all the cheese lol. I will miss seeing him in his back room at Thanksgiving and all of the family gatherings. Rest well Uncle! Love you always!

Nicole

Robert EarL Paige

October 1, 2020

Arnold was a long time friend, brother, and club
Member(The Conservative). We spent many hours at club meetings, and events together. He will be truly miss!! God bless his friend🙏🏽

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