John T. Hoskins Sr. was born May 3, 1941, in Milwaukee, Wis., the second of four boys, and his family moved frequently while he was growing up. When he was in college, they were living in Clarence. After he graduated from Ohio University with a bachelor’s degree in business education in 1963, they were married and he joined his father-in-law’s company. Mr. Hoskins began at Curtis Screw in an entry-level office job. In 1989, Mr. Hoskins stepped aside as president and continued as chief executive officer and chairman of the board. The company sold its automotive division in 2014 to a Chicago-based company, MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions, and now is Maclean Curtis. It retained Sheldon Precision, which is now headed by his son. Mr. Hoskins also fostered the recent growth of SUNY Buffalo State. Appointed chairman of the Buffalo State College Council by Gov. George E. Pataki in 1998, he played a prominent role in major fundraising campaigns, including the drive to build a new facility for the Burchfield Penney Art Center. In addition to his wife Susan and son John Jr, survivors include a daughter, Beth Lynne; three brothers, George L. “Jerry,” James and Charles; and two grandchildren.