Gary L. “Gizmo” Gossard Sr., 62, of Celina, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.
He was born on Dec. 12, 1950, in Celina, the son of the late Melvin and Maxine (Zwiebel) 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 Native American 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 on June 27, 1970, Vickie (Ward) Gossard; son, Gary (Darlene) Gossard of Van Wert; sisters, Carolyn (Lanny) Arnold of Celina and Marilyn (Dale) Moore of Wapakoneta; brothers and sisters-in-law, 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; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Larry Gossard; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Joyce Ward; and brother-in-law, Peter.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, where Memorial Service will follow at 6 p.m., the Rev. Pastor Tom Christen, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gary’s family.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at CiscoFuneralHome.