DARRELL PATRICK (BOSCO) HOHNER Aug. 17, 1932–Dec. 5, 2013
Darrell Patrick (Bosco) Hohner passed away at home in Los Alamos, N.M. on December 5, 2013. He was eighty-one years of age. He was born to Fred W. Hohner and Myrtle Hohner (Keenan) of St. John, Kansas on August 17, 1932.
Bosco moved to Los Alamos with his parents and sister, Nancy, in 1946. He graduated from Los Alamos High School in 1950, was active in sports, and excelled in his favorite sport of baseball. He was employed by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and spent nearly forty years employed with the Laboratory. Bosco was also employed for a short stint with Holmes and Narver, where he worked at Eniwetok atoll in the Pacific during which time he witnessed the first hydrogen bomb explosion from a nearby ship in 1952. He commented, “If everyone witnessed that explosion, there would be no war.”
Bosco married Mary (Trudy) Mills in 1958 and from that union, proudly raised four children: Rory B. Hohner (Los Alamos), P. Andrew Hohner (Tenino, WA), G. Matthew Hohner (Casa Grande, AZ), and Jacqueline T. Hurshman (married to Brian Hurshman, Los Alamos). Bosco treasured the years that he participated in and coached sports with his sons.
He loved fishing and camping with his family as well. And then when he thought life couldn’t get any richer, he was blessed with six grandchildren: Kelsee Hurshman (Los Alamos), Nathan Hohner (Los Alamos), Tanner Hurshman (Los Alamos), Morgan Hohner (Los Alamos), Madeline Hohner (Tenino, WA), and Austin Hohner (Tenino, WA). He is also survived by his sister, Nancy Buckingham (West Covina, CA).
Above all else, Bosco loved his children and was incredibly proud of each and every one of them.
All services will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church (IHM) in Los Alamos. A Rosary will be held at 7:30 pm on Sunday, December 8. A Memorial Mass will be held at 9:00 am on Monday, December 9 with brunch following at the Parrish Hall.
The burial of ashes will be done at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Concern Committee at IHM.