Phillip “Wayne” Hosmer, age 93, passed away December 24, 2020 at The Weils in Chagrin Falls. He was born at home in Burton to Len and Hilda Hosmer on September 2, 1927. The family moved to a farm on Jug Rd., where he lived until he graduated from Berkshire High School in 1945. After serving two years in the Army, Wayne received his B.A. from Hiram College and a Master's in Education from Kent State. He also did post-graduate work at the University of Colorado In Boulder.
Wayne taught in the West Geauga school system for over 30 years, until his retirement in 1989. At West Geauga, he met his wife, Patricia Crain Bucher, to whom he was married for 57 years. Their honeymoon to Quebec started a love of travel. They visited all 50 states, and over 60 countries on six continents.
During retirement, Wayne regularly volunteered at the Geauga Medical Center, the Geauga Park District, Geauga County Historical Society, Habitat for Humanity, and tutored for Project Learn at the Geauga County jail. He was active in the Chagrin Falls United Methodist Church, serving as the chairperson of the administrative board and resident of the Methodist Men’s organization. He also served on the South Russell zoning board. He supported the American Red Cross, donating 150 pints of blood.
Wayne is survived by his beloved wife, Patricia of 57 years, his daughter Elizabeth (Laura), and stepsons Phil (Susan) Bucher and Paul (Dorothy) Bucher; his granddaughter Keana (Morgan) Meyer; three great-grandchildren, Katharine, Elizabeth and Asher Meyer; his sister-in-law Lois Hosmer, as well as several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Len and Hilda Hosmer, his brothers, Harry and Roy, sister-in-law Doris, and grandson Paul Bucher.
There will be no Services. Gifts in Wayne's memory may be donated to the DDC Clinic for Special Needs, 14567 Madison Rd, Middlefield, OH 44062
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