SOUTH FORK — GOSSARD – Charles W., 68, South Fork, passed away peacefully Nov. 27, 2012, surrounded by his family. Born Nov. 30, 1943, in South Fork, son of the late Marjorie “Jean” (Wilson) Gossard. Preceded in death by mother; and father- and mother-in-law, Andrew “Butch” and Elizabeth “Betty” Pcola. Survived by wife of 46 years, Marion (Pcola) Gossard, whom he married April 30, 1966; children, Charles A., married to Kimberly Shaffer, Portage; Grace Marie, wife of Andrew Wirfel, Summerhill; and Christopher, and special friend, Althea Stephenson; and Kevin, and special friend, Krystal Zaffuto, both of Croyle Township; grandchildren, Zachary, Casey, Breanna, Jessica, Anna, Gus, Austin, Riley and Rilynn; sister, Grace Marie, wife of Robert Gabany, Orange, Calif.; brother, John “Jack,” and wife, Ann, Pueblo West, Colo.; and twin brother, Bruce, and special friend, Helena Shaffer, Portage. Charles retired from Kuchera Industries. He had endless energy for the ones he loved, especially his nine grandchildren. He will be remembered for his ability to “fix” anything. He put his heart and soul into his home and helping family and friends with their homes. He was a Steelers fan and loved watching the games with his family. He will be so sadly missed by everyone who knew him. Special thanks to the Cancer Care Center, Infusion Center and Palliative Care Unit of Conemaugh Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Charles O. Dimond Funeral Home Inc., South Fork, where vigil will be held Thursday evening. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, South Fork, by Father Robert P. Reese. Committal, St. Michael Catholic Cemetery. (www.dimondfuneralhome.com)
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