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March 2020

Edison Hogston, 83, NB

Edison Hogston, 83, of North Baltimore, died at 10:52 a.m., Monday, March 13, 2017, at the Briar Hill Health Campus, North Baltimore, where he resided since May 20, 2014.

He was born on December 14, 1933, in Home Creek, Buchanan County, Virginia.  He was the son of Earl and Flossie Spencer Hogston.  The family later moved to Grundy, West Virginia, where he attended elementary and junior high school.

In 1953, he moved to Ohio to work as a machine operator at Electric Auto Lite in Fostoria.  Later he worked at the Smith Foundry in North Baltimore and met Rosalie Marian Wolfe, a waitress at the M and R Restaurant owned by her father Ralph “Red” Wolfe and his wife Mary Brickle Wolfe.  Edison and Rosalie were married in La Grange, Indiana, on January 21, 1954.  They returned to North Baltimore and resided at 218 South Second Street and Edison accepted a position at the Lima Tank Plant where he worked and later retired.  Edison’s wife Rosalie died on February 17, 2011.  In May, 2014, Edison and son Richard Edison Hogston became patients at Briar Hill Health Campus, where Richard will continue to reside.  Edison’s sister, Martha Hogston Vickers of Battle Creek, Michigan, is the only surviving Hogston Family member.  His brother-in-law, Dr. Ralph Wolfe lives in North Baltimore, Ohio.

Edison expressed his deep appreciation for the personal care he has received from the entire staff of the Briar Hill Health Campus.

Arrangements are entrusted to SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. There will be no visitation.  A private graveside service will be held in New Maplewood Cemetery, North Baltimore.  Dr. Wolfe is grateful for the assistance he received from the staff of Briar Hill Health Campus and from the staff of Bridge Home Health and Hospice in Findlay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, North Baltimore, where Edison was a member, or the Briar Hill Health Campus, or The North Baltimore Public Library.

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