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Donald Robert Gossard, Sr.

February 28, 1928 — July 24, 2016

Donald Robert "Don" Gossard, Sr., 88, of Hagerstown, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his home, while surrounded by his loving family.

Born February 28, 1928 in Waynesboro, he was the son of the late Earl Franklin and Estella Irene (Benchoff) Gossard.

Don worked at Brandt Cabinet Works for 30 years. He retired from Heritage Building Comp. and later worked at Rotz Lumber Co.

He was a member of Pathway Community Church in Hagerstown; UAW 171; the West End Fire Hall; AFL-CIO Union and AARP. Don enjoyed wood working as well as supporting his favorite sports teams, Baltimore Orioles and the Ravens.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 46 years, Agnes Virigina Gossard, who died July 6, 1998; a son, Denny J. Gossard; six brothers, Earl Gossard Jr., Melvin Gossard, Paul Gossard, Gene Gossard, George Gossard, and Dick Gossard; two sisters, Ruth Rosenberry, and Nellie Fill; two great-grandsons, Brandon Gossard, Shawn Allen Swope; and a great-granddaughter, Kayla Marie Moore.

Don is survived by two daughters, Virginia Shawyer and husband Denny, Sr., Sandra Alton and husband Greg; four sons, Ronald Gossard and wife Carol, George Gossard, Sr. and wife Tina, Gary Gossard and wife Tina, Donald R. Gossard, Jr.; a sister, Bonnie Deyo; 16 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; close friends, Bill Baechtel and Dan Bailey; several nieces, nephews, and many friends.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon at Pathway Community Church, 1028 Salem Ave, Hagerstown, on Thursday, July 28, 2016 with Pastors Justin Repp and Curt Snyder officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7-9pm on Wednesday at Rest Haven Funeral Home, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Don's name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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