James E. Gossard, 51

NOV. 7, 1959-JULY 16, 2011

July 18, 2011

James E. Gossard, 51, of Fairground Avenue, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011, at his sister Jean’s home, surrounded by his family.

Born Nov. 7, 1959, in Hagerstown, he was the son of James M. Gossard of Hagerstown and the late Dolores J. (Breeden) Gossard.

He was a graduate of Smithsburg High School, class of 1978.

He was employed by Baer Foods, Jernigan’s Landscaping and Ott’s Greenhouses.

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Robin L. (Stouffer) Gossard, whom he married April 1, 1977; daughter, Julie Wright and husband, Stewart, of Hedgesville, W.Va.; son, James L. Gossard of Hagerstown; grandsons, Dominick Saccone and Elijah Wright, both of Hedgesville; sisters, Jan Kline of Smithsburg and Jean Pitsnogle of Hagerstown; brothers, Jeffrey Gossard of Falling Waters, W.Va., and David Gossard of Hagerstown; and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Friday, July 22, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 8014 Old National Pike, Boonsboro, Md., with Pastor Edward Wade officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Robin Gossard at 135 Fairground Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

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