Paul J. Gosiewski
passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013, after a brief illness. Paul was born July 4, 1931 in Canton, Ohio to the late Victor and Josephine (Leiser) Gosiewski. He was a 1949 graduate of Timken Vocational High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict and was a radio telegraph operator. After his honorary discharge, he spent many years in the grocery business, retiring in 1997 as director of operations from Spee-D-Foods, Inc. He was past president of the East Central Ohio Food Dealers Association and served on the associate and senior board of directors, as well as the ECO Credit Union Committee. Paul was a devoted servant of St Joseph's Catholic Church his entire life, most recently as a commentator and on the finance committee. He had many friends on the golf course who enjoyed Paul's company and the feeling was mutual. He enjoyed his children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. His sense of humor will be missed by all. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Margery E. (Miller) in 1998, sisters, Joan Souliere and Dolores McKelley, son-in-law Terrell Covington.
Survived by his wife of nine years, Jan A. Gosiewski, sons, Paul D. (Debbie) of Canton, David (Lori Smith) of Blacklick, Ohio, Thomas of East Sparta; daughters, Janet (Elio) Risaliti of Massillon, Juliet Covington of Raleigh, N.C., Teresa (Craig) Barson of Canton and Leslie (Douglas) Rittenhouse of Lewis Center, Ohio. A sister, Audrey Roach also survives. There are 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also surviving are two step-daughters and two step sons, along with 10 step grandchildren and two step great grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 5-8 p.m. at the Lamiell Funeral Home in Canton. Family and friends will meet for a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Catholic Church in Canton, Ohio with Monsignor Frank Carfagna as celebrant. Private burial will be in Sunset Hills Memory Gardens in North Canton. The family would like to thank the staff of Aultman Hospital and the Aultman Compassionate Care Center. In lieu of flowers, please send your contribution to St. Joseph's Catholic Church 2427 W. Tuscarawas Street, Canton, OH 44708 or the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kan. 66675. Condolences may be made to:
Lamiell Funeral Home
1353 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, OH 44703
Published in The Repository on Sept. 24, 2013