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Samuel N. Goshorn

November 16, 2012
Lewistown Sentinel

THOMPSONTOWN - Samuel N. Goshorn, 88, of Thompsontown, formerly of Mifflintown, died Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, at Brookline Manor.

Born May 5, 1924, in Richvale, he was a son of the late Charlie E. and Cora P. (Steffey) Goshorn. His wife, Helen (Taylor) Goshorn, whom he married Dec. 24, 1947, died Feb. 13, 2001.

He is survived by: three sons, Samuel N. Goshorn Jr. and wife, Dianne, William E. Goshorn and wife, Sharon, and Glenn R. Goshorn and wife, Debra, all of Mifflintown; four grandsons; three granddaughters; one great- granddaughter; and his companion, Doris Smith, of Thompsontown.

He was the last of his generation, having been preceded in death by four brothers and nine sisters. He was also preceded in death by one grandson.

Sam was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, proudly serving in the South Pacific during World War II.

He retired in 1981 from Conrail, where he had been an air brake machinist.

He was a member of Pine Grove United Methodist Church, various Masonic organizations and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5863.

He enjoyed square dancing, going on bus trips and to shows and participating in activities at the 4 Seasons Senior Center.

His funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, at Pine Grove United Methodist Church, with Pastor Ed D'Agostino officiating. Interment will be held in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, where full military honors will be accorded by the Juniata County Veterans Council.

There will be a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Monday, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Pine Grove United Methodist Church, 4633 Cuba Mills Road, Mifflintown, PA 17059, or 4 Seasons Senior Center, 27 CJEMS Lane, Mifflintown, PA 17059, or to the church of the donor's choice.

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