Thomas A. Gogal (1945 - 2013)

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Thomas Andrew Gogal, 68, of Bozeman, was called to Heaven unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 due to complications of Chronic Eosinophilic Pneumonia.

He was born Jan. 1, 1945, in Rochester, N.Y., to Thomas John Gogal and June Rose (Williamson) Gogal. He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1963.

Following high school he served in the United States Navy. He then married Joann Elizabeth (Ackley) Gogal and the couple made their home in Bozeman, where they raised two girls, Joleen and Jamie.

He worked for many years in construction before he went back to school at Montana State University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in human services and counseling in 1994. He then worked as a crisis counselor at the Bozeman Help Center until her retired in 2008.

Tom was an avid bowler in his free time and loved to ride his Harley-Davidson, but mostly he will be remembered as a strong, loving father and husband, who loved to make people laugh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and June Gogal; and his wife, Joann.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Joleen and Chris Dann of Bend, Ore.; daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Jamie and Kevin Straub of Polson, Mont.; granddaughters, Madison, Makayla, Kendall and Taylor; daughter, Dica Gogal-Brooks of Rochester, N.Y.; son, Thomas Gogal of Rochester, N.Y.; sisters, Janice (Robert) Taylor of Tampa, Fla. and Gwen (Michael) White of Tampa, Fla.

A private family service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Partnership For Eosinophilic Diseases (APFED), PO Box 29545, Atlanta, GA 30359.

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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Nov. 5, 2013
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