Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Obituary of Harriet Hostetter, 77

Name of Deceased Harriet Hostetter
Age 77
Date of Death 12/25/2015
Date of Birth 03/26/1938
Funeral Home Koch Funeral Home

Harriet C. Hostetter, 77, of State College, died Friday, December 25, 2015, at Mt. Nittany Medical Center.

Born March 26, 1938, in Conemaugh, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Lillian Salvaggio Carl. On August 25, 1958 in Johnstown, PA, she married Robert Hostetter, Sr., who survives at home.

In addition to her husband of 57 years, Harriet is survived by two children, Robert S. Hostetter, Jr. of Lexington, NY and Laura J. Rider and her husband, Glace, of Warriors Mark; three grandchildren, Robert S. Hostetter III, Glace R. Rider and Nathan J. Rider; and several nieces and nephews.

Harriet graduated from Conemaugh High School in 1956 and from South Hills Business School in 1976. She was a Paralegal for Richard Kalin Law Firm for many years, after which she worked as the secretary to the Department Head of the School of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State University until her retirement. She most recently worked as a part-time receptionist at South Hills School of Business and Technology.

Harriet was an avid skier and participated in the sport until recently. She had a keen interest in music and served as a church pianist for a number of years. Harriet was very family oriented and particularly enjoyed her grandchildren, never missing any of their events.

An informal celebration of her life will be held from 6 to 9 PM on Wednesday, December, 30, 2015 at Tussey Mountain Resort, 341 Bear Meadows Rd, Boalsburg.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 717 Market Street

#108 Lemoyne, PA 17043 or , in memory of Harriet C. Hostetter.

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