Tappan, New York, May 13, 2008. Friends and family of Vincent and Jeanette HoSang, owners and founders of Caribbean Food Delights, Royal Caribbean Bakery and JerkQ'zine Caribbean Grille, have converged at their home in Westchester County comforting the family as they mourn the tragic loss of their youngest child, 24 year old Brian Vincent HoSang.
According to police reports, on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11th Brian was traveling south in the middle lane on interstate 684 in Putnam County when he lost control of his 2005 Honda motorcycle and was thrown from his bike, when it slammed into a guard rail at around 1:20 pm near exit 8 Croton Falls. State police pronounced him dead at the scene.
"Brian was such a loving person…he always looked out for everyone," says older sister Sabrina, Chief Operating Officer of Caribbean Food Delights.
"Brian did what he wanted to do; he accomplished everything in life without fear and never allowed anything to stop him from achieving his goals. He always put others before himself and was a very happy, lovable person. Brian always made me laugh with his witty jokes and just wanted the best for everyone."
Some of the things Brian enjoyed doing besides riding his bike was skateboarding, snowboarding and skydiving.
"He was a daredevil," said his sister Simone. "He lived every day like it was his last."
Born on September 5, 1983, Brian had a tremendous enthusiasm for life.
"Brian was an amazing person and he was loved by everyone," sighed Sabrina. Both sisters revealed that it's been a year since he began riding his motorcycle. He was fond of popping wheelies and perfecting stunts on his motorcycle, skateboard and even on the staircase in the house, they said.
Brian HoSang attended Byram Hills High School and Westchester Community College. He worked in the family business and was recently appointed as the manager of the Mount Vernon Jerk-Q-Zine Caribbean Grille. Brian is survived by his parents, Vincent and Jeanette, his sisters Simone and Sabrina and his brother Damian. He also had guardianship of his 16 year old cousin, Brittany Blake.
At press time, the family had not finalized funeral arrangements. However the viewing will take place on Friday, May 23rd and the service on Saturday, May 24th. For more information on location and time, please call the Caribbean Food Delights headquarters at 845-398-3000. Brian will be greatly missed by his family, friends and the community.
The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Vincent HoSang Family Foundation in which scholarships will be granted to students in Brian's name. Cheques can be sent to Caribbean Food Delights at 117 Route 303, Suite B, Tappan, NY 10983.