Norman Gosney

Obituary of Norman D Gosney

Norman D. Gosney, an extraordinary man of many talents and interests, a heart of gold, and a true American hero, passed away on Monday, August 24, 2021 just six days shy of his 77th birthday. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. Norman was born to Donald and Marion Gosney in Orange, New Jersey on August 30, 1944 and grew up in Parsippany, N.J. He is survived by his brother Francis M. Gosney of Fresno, CA (Georgette), his children Lauren (Peter) Marchione of Deland, Florida, Donald C. Gosney (Nikki) of Goshen, Kentucky, and Jennifer (Timothy) Tocket of Pen Argyl, PA, six grandchildren Ashley (Martin) Gower, Alexander Marchione, Peter Tocket, Emily Gosney, Nicholas Marchione and Kathryn Gosney, two great-grandchildren Zachary and Matthew Gower, nieces Leah and Ashley Gosney, and nephews John and Scott Morris, and cousins Jane (Pat) Todd, Chuck (Jill) Wadsworth, the Bushell and Yates families. While attending Parsippany High School, he played on the football team. Upon graduating he enlisted in the United States Army in 1962 and served as a member of the United States Army Security Agency deployed during the Vietnam Conflict. He was assigned to the 321st/508th Gr Camp Casey Tong DuChon ROK and the 8th RRU Phu Bai RVN. Awards and commendations: Marksman (Rifle M-1), Sharpshooter (carbine and M-14), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal w/1OLC, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Gallantry Cross Medal Palm, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Medal, and Korean Defense Service Medal. After receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1965, Norman married the love of his life Donna Glasson, attended the Police Academy, accepted a position with the Parsippany Troy Hills Police Department attaining the rank of Lieutenant, earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from William Paterson College, and started a family! Norman dedicated his life to serving his country, his community and his family. His time was spent volunteering with the Parsippany Troy Hills Fire District 6, serving with the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy Scouts, NWRHS Marching Band Parents 1984-1989, Blairstown PeeWee/Midget Football, and achieving his Wood Badge. In addition to being all things to his family and community, Norman belonged to and supported many community organizations: Freemasons, the Elks, PBA, and Sons of the American Revolution. He made sure his family was engaged and active in the world through providing adventures in camping across the United States, supporting academic and cross/co-curricular endeavors, and modeling perseverance and dedication in all endeavors. Norman will be forever missed and remembered with love, appreciation and respect for the countless contributions made to our world. A visitation will take place, 4-8 PM, Friday, August 27, 2021 and 10-11AM, Saturday, August 28 at Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94,Blairstown, NJ 07825. Graveside service will be at 11:30 AM August 28, 2021 Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825
Friday
27
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, August 27, 2021
Newbaker Funeral Home
200 Rt. 94
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
28
August

Visitation at Funeral Home

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Newbaker Funeral Home
200 Rt. 94
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
Saturday
28
August

Funeral Service

11:30 am
Saturday, August 28, 2021
Newbaker Funeral Home
200 Rt. 94
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Cedar Ridge Cemetery
Rt 94
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
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