Saturday, May 2, 2015

Marcus Edward Hoshal

Belmont, NY - Marcus Edward Hoshal, 28, of 4 Martin Street passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Buffalo General Hospital following a valiant battle with leukemia. He honorably took on every challenge he faced thought-out his life.  He was born March 17, 1987 in Wellsville, the son of Richard J. Hoshal and Cynthia (Flint) Griswold.

Marcus was raised in Belmont and was a 2005 graduate of Genesee Valley High School. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Erie Community College, Alfred State College, Niagara County Community College and took several online programming courseware through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was formerly employed in the summers by the Allegany County DPW, and later for Blockbuster Video, Belmont Hardware, G. D. Fuller Roofing, and was the Office Manager for Bill Brunt Company in Hamburg.

He enjoyed music, video games, movies, hunting, fishing, the Bills and the Sabres. He loved computer programming, his cars, and his dogs, Double A, Chuck, Dazey, Winston and he especially loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his father of Belmont, his mother of Wellsville, his paternal grandmother, Merry Seeley of Wellsville, his paternal grandfather, Charles Hoshal Sr. of Allegany, his maternal grandfather, Russell Flint of Olean, three uncles, Roger and Jonathon Hoshal and Jeffery Flint, four aunts, Laura Gabler, Lynn Wagoner, Kathy Smith and Venus Nickerson as well as several cousins. He was predeceased by his maternal grandmothers, Bonnietta Flint and Katherine Flint.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc., 17 Schuyler Street in Belmont. A gathering will follow visitation at 7:00 pm at the Belmont American Legion. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Allegany County Cancer Services or the Allegany County Area Foundation. To leave online condolences, please visit


  1. Rick and Family, Jim and I express our our eternal sadness for the loss of your son. He fought a courageous battle, now he is in the loving hands of God, without pain and sorrow. Blesing to you and your entire family.

  2. Our most sincere condolences to Rick and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and may you find the strength to see you through the coming days. Tim & Candy Lunn

  3. Take every day one step at a time. Even those days when you have difficulty putting one foot in front of the other. Lean on family and friends and don't be afraid to ask for whatever you need from them. We lost our 16 year old to cancer 2 years ago. You will have a long road ahead of you, but hang in there.

    Anne Latham