October 11, 2023
Edward J. (Ted) Gosier, Jr., 70, formerly of Clayton and a resident of Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown since 2020 passed away October 11, 2023 after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Gosier was born January 4, 1953 in Watertown, New York to Margaret Gillick Gosier and Edward J. Gosier. He was predeceased by his parents.
Mr. Gosier graduated from Clayton Central School in 1972 and furthered his education at Jefferson County Community College. He lived in Clayton while working for the Thousands Islands Bridge Authority. There he was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department and the Knights of Columbus.
In 1987 he moved to Watertown where he lived independently and engaged with the Mental Health Association. He was an active volunteer in support of the MHA Mission, and received significant recognition for his service. He was most pleased to have served as a member of the MHA board and been named the Mental Health Association of New York State Volunteer of the Year in 2002. While living in Watertown he worked at White's Lumber, and in later years, was a ‘greeter” at Walmart. He also was an active volunteer for the Salvation Army and Samaritan Medical Center.
Before health issues intervened Mr. Gosier enjoyed playing golf and traveling. In later years, he spent time reading about and discussing history and politics, and watching the History Channel, MTV and a range of sports presentations. Time spent with family and friends was especially treasured.
Survivors include his sister Ann M. Gosier of Washington, DC, an aunt Kay Gosier Schiefer of Ocala, Florida, and numerous cousins.
Contributions in Mr. Gosier’s name may be made to the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department, 855 Graves St., Clayton, NY 13624, the Mental Health Association in Jefferson County, Inc., 425 Washington St., Watertown, NY 13601, or a charity of one’s choice.
A funeral mass will be celebrated on June 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, Clayton followed by burial in St. Mary's Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.