Raymond T. Hosterman Jr.

June 1, 1948February 3, 2014
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Raymond T. Hosterman, Jr.

DeLand, FL, age 65, died on February 3, 2014. He was predeceased by his father, Raymond T. Hosterman, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Martha Hosterman; 3 sons, Jeffrey (Allison), Mark (Kristin) and Doug (Ashley) Hosterman; 5 grandchildren, Justin, Callie, Hailee, Jacob and Nicole; six sisters, Nancy Johnson, Shirley Reynolds, Mary (Michael) Calkins, Joyce (Rick) Williams, Lori (Dale) Walters and Patricia (Steve) Rogers; 12 nieces and nephews.

Raymond was born June 1, 1948 in Providence, RI and moved to Florida in 1957. He served our country in the US Army during Vietnam and received the Purple Heart. Raymond retired after 37 years working as a telephone cable repair technician.

A gathering of friends will be held on Friday, February 7th from 10 am until 12 noon at Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, 1295 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL 32763. At noon, we will be leaving for Florida National Cemetery, where the committal service with military honors will be held at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or to the Wounded Warrior Project at .


  • Gathering of Friends Friday, February 7, 2014
  • Graveside Service with military honors Friday, February 7, 2014

Raymond T. Hosterman Jr.

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Ed Delcampo

July 20, 2016

Thanks for having my Dad n I crash over your place that time we were heading up North to NY..You were one of my few true friends while I lived in Deland. Enjoyed chatting and playing tennis with you. Miss you , Ed Delcampo

Edward Delcampo

June 14, 2015

I moved to Deland in 2005 till 2007 from Pompano. Met some.great guys on tennis courts, including Ray.I would see Ray a few times a week maybe grab a bite with him at his Itallian place he liked. When ever I felt down, or bored Id call Ray and he`d cheer me up. We`d talk about life and relationships, I moved back to Pompano in 2007 due to a lack of jobs.But I stayed in touch with Ray.In 2008 I drove up to NY with my Dad and we visited Ray and crashed over at his old house first of two visits for me. We had a great time exchanging ideas.I lost touch with him unfortunately and tried to reconnect in March of 2014 and much to my sadness found out of his passing. I recently learned of his serving and getting a purple heart,of which I don`t recall him mentioning. Ray was a humble guy, great friend, terrific Dad,Grandfather, husband and a real patriot who was taken away from us way too early. I wish I knew when he was ill so I could've visited him, but Im glad he had a great gal, family and true friends around like the Meddoughs ,Potters.and others. I recall him talking proudly of his boys and how they kept him going through his rough times. Ray I miss you buddy, and my deepest condolences to his Mother,sisters ,sons and rest of family. Play you on a tennis court high above one day, Ray...Your friend Eddie

Bill Norton

February 3, 2015

Miss you my good friend


January 24, 2015

It has been almost a year now since you passed. Sometimes I still can't believe you're gone. I miss you, brother. I miss talking to you about family history stuff the most and talking about bygone days. We sure had some great times over the years and lots of good memories. I know Dad was there to meet you and it's comforting to know you both are in heaven looking down upon your families now. Dad and you will always be in my heart. Love, Sis

December 31, 2014

To the Hosterman family,

So sorry for your loss Ray was such a great man. I am so glad to have known him.

Mike Calkins Sr.

March 5, 2014

As one of seven brother-in-laws over the years, I feel truly blessed and a better person for knowing Ray. I will miss the history education forever.

Jim and Vicki Gawriluk

February 9, 2014

To the Hosterman family
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. We remember a lot of good times at Deltona High. With our deepest sympathies.
Jim and Vicki Gawriluk

February 9, 2014

You were the greatest.Your dad called you the champ of the camp--he was right' I met your sons; they,re chips off the old blockhead. Ray and Martha did right--it shows.You were too young for this, but we live in God's time. I hope I see you one day. With much love, your cuz, Jack.

February 9, 2014

Your dad always called you the champ of the camp--he was right.I met your great sons and their definitely chips off the old blockhead. Your family is beautiful because you were and you and your sisters are great because of your great parents. through the years I've thought of you and prayed you were well. Too many years had gone by. you've left a giant footprint. hope to see one day butch. your cuz, Jack

Lauren Kotch

February 9, 2014

Uncle Butch, I will miss talking with you very much. I will treasure our conversations and our memories always. I am hoping that Jeff, Mark, and Doug will keep the tradition alive and argue with me about women or politics or education every once in a while. I am proud to be your niece. Say hi to Grandpa, I know he was waiting for you when you got there. Love you always.