David E. Gossert, 49

May 03, 2009

OCT. 28, 1959-MAY 1, 2009

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- David E. Gossert, 49, of 1018 Swamp Fox Road in Chambersburg, Pa., died unexpectedly Friday, May 1, 2009, at 8:34 a.m. in the emergency room of Chambersburg Hospital.

Born Oct. 28, 1959, in Chambersburg, he was the son of Wallace W. Gossert of Chambersburg and the late Myrtle Kline Gossert.

David was a 1978 graduate of the Chambersburg Area Senior High School and a 1979 graduate of the Repert Auction School in Decatur, Ind.


A self-employed auctioneer for more than 30 years, he mentored under and was employed by the late Ralph Horst for many years. He also owned and operated a tent business.

He was a member of New Franklin Assembly of God, where he was active in many church activities.

David was a member of the National Auctioneer's Association, a life member of New Franklin (Pa.) Volunteer Fire Co., and was a member and currently was serving on the board of directors of the Mercersburg (Pa.) Sportsman's Association. His other memberships include Kettle Creek

Sportsman's Association, Mountain Lodge Hunting Club of Clinton County, Pa., and Cumberland Valley Antique Engine Association.

He enjoyed hunting, cookouts, spending time with his family, and volunteering his time and talents with many community organizations.

In addition to his father, he is survived by his wife, Lorna Fellers Gossert, whom he married in 1984; three children, David R. and wife, Julie, Amanda M., and Steven W. Gossert, all of Chambersburg; one granddaughter, Haylie Gossert of Chambersburg; three brothers, John R. Gossert and wife, Joyce, of Chambersburg, Wally W. Gossert and wife, Christine, of Chambersburg, and Timothy L. Gossert and wife, Brenda, of Fayetteville, Pa.; one sister, Pauline Burkett and husband, Thomas, of Chambersburg; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 5, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg. The Rev. William Dick will officiate. Interment will follow in Fetterhoff Chapel Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

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