George Goswick, 85, of Vermilion, died Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in Stein Hospice in Sandusky, after a lengthy illness with Alzheimer’s Disease.
He was born Oct. 11, 1921, in Connellsville, Pa., moving to Vermilion in 1947. He worked as a burner for American Ship, Lorain, retiring after 30 years in 1982. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Italy, France and Africa during World War II. He received the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, six Bronze Stars and one Bronze Arrowhead. Mr. Goswick was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vermilion and VFW 7576. He enjoyed gardening, yard work, hunting, traveling and chopping wood.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Margaret (Mass) Goswick; sons, George Goswick of Chesapeake, Va., and Glen Goswick of Amherst; daughter, Kathy Grote of Vermilion Twp.,; six grandchildren; brothers, Phillip D. Keefer of Las Vegas, Nev., Kenneth B. Keefer of Dickerson Run, Pa., and Anthony W. Keefer of Connellsville, Pa.; and sisters, Sally Kerkel and Linda C. Foster, both of Florida.
Preceding him in death were his mother, Iva Mae Keefer; son, Donald Goswick; brothers, Roy Goswick, Harold “Jack” David, John Keefer and Rudolph Keefer; and sisters, Sylvia J. Fox andVirginia Keefer.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday in Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South St., Vermilion, with the Vermilion Veterans Council conducting military honors at 7 p.m. Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with The Rev. Jim Holmer officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Vermilion.
Memorial contributions may go to Back To The Wild, P.O. Box 423 Castalia, OH 44824; The Vermilion Food Pantry, 990 State St., Vermilion, OH 44089 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870
Condolences may be made at riddlefuneralhome.com.