Thomas B. Gossman, 91, of Crooksville, Ohio passed away at 12:45 PM, Monday, April 3, 2017 at New Lexington Care & Rehab Center following an extended illness.
Tom was born May 8, 1925 in Deavertown, Morgan County, the son of the late John F. and Catherine Guinsler Gossman.
He was a self-employed building contractor, remodeling and building many homes in the area. Tom was a member of Church of Atonement Catholic Church in Crooksville and he volunteered his services to his church by mowing the church's cemetery, St. Joseph Cemetery, for many years. He served our country in the US Army in WW2 having participated in action at Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. Tom was a member of Crooksville-Roseville VFW Post 9090 and the American Legion Post 222 in Crooksville.
Tom is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary L. Allton Gossman who passed away March 17, 1992; his brothers, Lawrence 'Buck', Edwin 'Banjo', Clarence 'Windy', Charles 'Doc' and Joseph 'Joe' Gossman; his sisters, Margaret 'Maggie' Lyons, Florence 'Posie' Dusenberry, Ada 'Tater' Lyons, Grace Gossman and Josephine Hazen.
Family and friends will be received 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Wednesday, April 5 at GOEBEL FUNERAL HOME, 36 N. BUCKEYE ST., CROOKSVILLE where a Rosary, led by Deacon Mark Weiner, will be recited at 7:30 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, Thursday, April 6 at Church of The Atonement Catholic Church, 300 Winter St., Crooksville with Father C. M. Haddad as celebrant. Burial will follow in Crooksville Cemetery with full military honors.
Contributions may be made in Tom's memory to Church of The Atonement Catholic Church, 309 N. Main St., New Lexington, OH 43764 or Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Ave., Zanesville, OH 43701. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
You may read the obituary, sign the Online Register Book(Memory Wall) and share a special memory with the family at www.goebelfuneralhome.com
Goebel Funeral Home
Wednesday April 5th, 2017
2:00pm - 8:00pm
36 N. Buckeye St.
Crooksville, OH 43731
Church of The Atonement Catholic Church
Thursday April 6th, 2017
300 Winter St.
Crooksville, OH 43731
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I am so very sorry for your loss. Please find comfort in God's sure promise of a resurrection as set forth in the Bible. (Acts 24:15; John 5:28,29) Those who are raised to life will have the prospect of never again being subject to misery, sickness, or death. (Revelation 21:4) May this prospect and your wonderful memories give you a measure of comfort during this difficult time.
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We are very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a good guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family to help you through this difficult time.
You have our deepest sympathy.
Submitted by Kem and Roxanne Dalrymple on Apr 5 2017 06:59:09 PM
Always loved getting fudge from Tom. He would bring it to court house and to church for us. Will miss him alot
Submitted by Mike and Khristine Hanson on Apr 5 2017 05:21:37 PM
My sincere condolences on the passing of Tom. I have been away from Crooksville for many years, but continue to check in on what is happening there. Tom was actually a distant uncle or cousin (I'd have to look it up), but Clarence's son, Roger, is a third or fourth cousin of mine. Again, my sincere condolences.
Mike Pierce (older son of Julia "Jittle" and Frank)
Submitted by Michale Al Pierce on Apr 5 2017 12:34:21 PM
It was my honor and privilege to have met and known Tom during his time at Genesis New Lexington Care Center. He always had a smile and kind word and had the best stories.
Submitted by Missy Sheppard on Apr 4 2017 10:39:48 PM
Uncle Tom was always one of our favorite people. He made wonderful peanut butter fudge and we were some of the lucky recipients. We will miss stories about Uncle Tom from Tonya and Vicky. He was a wonderful person. God Bless him. Love Brenda & Bert Cameron
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