Gary L. “Gizmo” Gossard Sr., 62, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 in St. Rita Hospital in Lima.
He was born Dec. 12, 1950 in Celina, the son of the late Maxine (Zwiebel) and Melvin Gossard. He was a 1969 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. Gary was a member of the Beaver Chapel Church. He enjoyed hunting and collecting Indian artifacts. He also enjoyed helping with auctions. He loved meeting and talking with people and children. Gary is survived by his wife, whom he married June 27, 1970, Vickie (Ward) Gossard; a son, Gary (Darlene) Gossard, of Van Wert; two sisters, Carolyn (Lanny) Arnold, of Celina, and Marilyn (Dale) Moore, of Wapakoneta; brothers and sisters-in-laws, Karla (Roger) Endicott, of Celina, Rocky (Jerry) Burk, of Celina, Bill (Teena) Ward, of St. Marys, Carl (Beverly) Ward, of Troy, Kathleen (Tony) Black, of Wren and Tim Ward, of Celina; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry Gossard; his father- and mother-in-law, Charles and Joyce Ward; and a brother-in-law, Peter.
Visitation will be held from from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Cisco Funeral Home in Celina, with the Rev. Tom Christen officiating. A memorial service is to follow at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gary’s Family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at ciscofuneralhome.com.
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