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Donald C. Gosart Sr.

February 19, 2021

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Donald C. Gosart, Sr.

February 19, 2021


Donald C. Gosart, Sr., 81, of Swoyersville, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 19, 2021.


Donald was born in Luzerne, the son of the late Charles A. and Bina Fish Gosart. He was a graduate of Luzerne High School and he attended King’s College. Prior to his retirement, Donald had been employed as a food broker by several local food brokerages. Following his retirement, he had also worked as a school bus driver for the Wyoming Valley West School District.


Donald was a member of Holy Family Church in Luzerne.


Donald was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of American Legion Post 644 in Swoyersville, and he was also a member of the Catholic War Veterans. Donald was an avid golfer. He was an active member of the Irem Golf Association, where he had served as both President and a member of the board of directors for multiple terms. Donald was also a past president of the Wyoming/West Wyoming Lions Club. Donald formerly served as a Eucharistic Minister at Sacred Heart Church in Luzerne, prior to its closing.


He was preceded in death by his sisters Alice Newton and Doris Roberts.


Surviving is his wife of 34 years, Donna Grula Gosart; son Donald C. Gosart, Jr. and his wife Maria, Wyoming; brothers and sisters-in-law, Alan & Denise Grula, Ellen Grula, and John & Karen Strellish; nieces and nephews, Kelly Walsh and her husband Shaun, Alan Grula, and Michael and Nicholas Strellish.


A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 am in Holy Family Parish, 574 Bennett Street, Luzerne.  Rev. Jarrod Waugh will officiate.  Private interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton.


Family and friends may call on Thursday from 10 – 11 am at the Church.


Those attending the visitation and service are required to wear a mask and abide by social distancing requirements.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA  19140.


Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.