Barbara J. Gossard, 85, of Beaver Falls, died Sunday, June 5, 2016 at her residence.
She was born December 12, 1930, in Fallston, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Mary (Stos) Janectic. She was a cook at Friendship Ridge and she worked at Waite’s Ice Cream. She was a member of St. Monica Parish and she was devoted to her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William A. Gossard; five brothers, Joseph, Nicholas and his twin brother, Michael, and Victor Janectic; two sisters, Mary Romanski, and Katherine Janectic; and son-in-law, Kenneth Lefever.
She is survived by six children, Patrick Gossard, Culver City, CA, Kathy Lefever, Industry, Ronald (Cindy) Gossard, Patterson Twp., Shirley Martin, Patterson Twp., Paul (Tracy Reed) Gossard, Center Twp., Douglas (Regine) Gossard, Chippewa Twp.; three siblings, Fran Hollinbach, New Brighton, George (Donna) Janectic, New Brighton, and Anne Ours, South Beaver; eight grandchildren, Jennifer and Brandon Gossard, Jacob and Nicholas Martin, Sean and Madeleine Gossard, Kellie Forkin, and Beth Tirro; two great-grandchildren, McKenna Gossard, and Sammy Jackman; friend, Douglass Thompson, Wampum; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 2-8p.m. at the GABAUER-LUTTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 117 Blackhawk Road, Chippewa Twp.,www.gabauerluttonfuneralhome.com, where prayers will be offered Thursday at 9:20 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Monica Parish, 116 Thorndale Drive, Chippewa, Pa.
A rosary will be held on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 USA.
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