Edwin Thomas Gossage

Memorial services for Edwin Thomas Gossage, 31, Norman, OK will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence. He died Friday, April 18, 2014 at Norman, OK.

Edwin was born November 24, 1982 in Albuquerque, NM the son of Steven A. and Denise (Eldridge) Gossage.

He was a former student at Texas Tech College in Lubbock, TX. He was a Graphic Artist and had some of his work published while attending there.

He had a love for baseball as a child and continued playing all through his high school years. He was also an avid bicyclist.

He worked in food service in Norman.

Survivors include his parents of Lawrence; grandmother, Donna Eldridge, Evanston, IL; brother, Frank William Gossage, Lawrence; three aunts, Jan Betts, Oconto Falls, WI, Linda (George) Varga, Wichita, KS, Gayle Gossage, Colorado Springs, CO; and three cousins Jennifer Czerwinski, Wilmette, IL, Jason Betts, Oconto Falls, WI, and George Varga, Wichita.

The family suggests memorials in his name to Lawrence Community Shelter or Lawrence Salvation Army and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

28 Condolences

  1. Dan Cole on April 21, 2014 at 9:43 am

    I am very sorry for your loss. It can be hard for friends and family to find the right words to say. Thankfully, we can echo the comforting words that we find in the Bible. At Revelation 21:4 it tells us that the God of all comfort will soon do away with all suffering, sickness, tears, and death. Daniel 12:2 tells us that at that time God will even undo the effects of death. Until then, may your loving memories of Edwin bring you comfort during this difficult time. Your family has my sincerest condolences.

  2. Jane Hoyt on April 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I am very saddened by the loss of Eddie to your family. I don’t have any adequate words of comfort, so am offering one of my favorite scriptures.

    Romans 8:38-39 (ASV)

    “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

  3. Andy Scholl on April 22, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    I was shocked to just hear of Eddie’s passing and my heart and prayers go out to the Gossage family. I played high school baseball with Ed and we all loved Ed’s sense of humor, his hard work and his sense of pride in his work. Our senior year, Ed did not play much, which was difficult for him initially. He did not complain or whine, but rather figured out another way to help the team win. He was meticulous (if not religious) about keeping the score book and saw that as his role, which was much needed. He put his artistic talent to good use and we had the most artistic scorebook one could imagine. I can remember being mad about an at bat or play and come back to the bench and be cheered up after seeing Ed’s artistic rendition of the play. He always made me laugh and I will always admire how he turned the circumstances on their head and made the best of that situation. God bless Frank and the Gossages. Thinking of you all, Rock Chalk Ed,
    Andy Scholl (Alb, NM native and KU baseball alum/grad)

  4. Carlos Garcia on April 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Praying for you and your family at this time Steve!

  5. Judy Abbott on April 24, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    I am so saddened my Eddie’s untimely death. His passing leaves a huge hole in the hearts of all of us who loved him. My deepest condolences for his family and friends.

  6. Merle Benson on April 24, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    I was very sorry to hear of your loss. Life can certainly bring tragedy, and this is particularly true when a parent loses a child. I wish I could think of something to say that would help, but words just don’t do much in times like this. Sharon and I offer our sincere condolences; our thoughts and prayers are with your family in these troubling times.

  7. Dave Kiefer on April 24, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gossage family. Eddie and I go all the way back to our Roadrunner Little League days in Albuquerque, and I had the pleasure of playing baseball with and against him all the way though high school. He was a great friend, teammate, competitor, and person.

  8. Jim and Dorothy KRAMER on April 25, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Eddie was a real pleasure to know. My son and Eddie were on the same baseball team in Middle and High School. Eddie always brought a good attitude and fresh positive air to the other boys. He was more mature in many ways and the other boys looked up to Eddie for inspiration and leadership. He was one of the best young men in which I had the pleasure to know. He and my son became good friends and I was always thankful for having Eddie as a frequent quest at our home
    Jim and Dorothy Kramer

  9. Marcia Jacobs and Mark Mitchell on April 25, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    It’s difficult to write this note; but want Steve and his family to know that we are thinking about you at this time, and offer our sincere condolences. We are so very sorry for your loss, and hope that memories of your son, will eventually overshadow the grief you are facing.

  10. Cheryl Grossman on April 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Eric, Jim and I send our deepest condolences to you at your heartbreaking loss. Eddie and Eric were friends at O’Keeffe and we have wonderful memories of our time together. Peace and comfort to you, Steve and Frank.

  11. Cheryl Grossman on April 25, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    Eric, Jim and I are so saddened at your heartbreaking loss. You have our deepest condolences. We warmly remember those wonderful times at O’Keeffe. Peace and comfort to you, Steve and Frank.

  12. Juli Jarvis on April 26, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The loss and the pain is deep and will come and go at odd times. But please know we’ll be supporting you in prayer, and asking God to keep bringing you special memories of Eddie’s life, humor and talent. Please accept our deepest, heart-felt condolences and love.

  13. Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka on April 27, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you the faith, strength, and peace to go through this difficult period and beyond. – Folabo.

  14. Pat & Linda Manke on April 27, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Steve & Denise,
    Words cannot express the sadness in our hearts for the grief your family is experiencing. We pray that God’s healing grace will embrace you and help you during this ordeal. Our family’s thoughts and prayers are of you and your family. God Bless.

  15. Mary and Roger Adams on April 28, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Mary and I are deeply saddened about Eddie’s passing. Eddie was a strong and wonderful young man that will be remembered and cherished by all. We remember his happiness and shear strength as he played high school baseball. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Denny and Frank. Mary and Roger

  16. Jerry and Veronica Bruce on April 28, 2014 at 9:46 am

    Our deepest condolences. Our prayers go out to your family

  17. Dyne and Mike Macha on April 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

    Denny and Steve,
    We can’t stop thinking about Eddie and you, asking God to somehow diminish your grief and show you what we cannot understand. We know you as wonderful parents and Eddie as your cherished son. We recall him as the artistic kindergartner, talented T-ball batter, eager Cub Scout, big brother to Frank and enthusiastic member of the gang of Barry, Eric, Michael and our son John. We are profoundly sorry you are enduring this loss. We thank God for Eddie and pray for your comfort. Love, Dyne and Mike

  18. John Long on April 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord bless you and ease your pain and sadness.

  19. Jim Johns Eldorado Baseball Coach on May 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    I would like to extend my condolences to Eddie’s family from his Eldorado Baseball family in Albuquerque. It is with sadness in all of our hearts to hear about Eddie’s death at such a young age. He was a great teammate and loyal to the program. He played for four years in high school and was a member of the 2001 State Championship ball club. His sense of humor was unique and his artistic ability was exceptional. Eddie kept the best scorebook on the planet and that was his baby. I know the coaching staff respected his effort and commitment as a baseball player but his real strength was how he made people around him better. His love of the game was infectious and he kept everybody loose in the dugout. After graduation Eddie would periodically give me a call to catch up and fill me in on how things were going in his life. He would send me copies of his designs of Rock and Roll posters that were amazing. You could see the ability that he had in his work. Eddie will be missed by the Eldorado Baseball community and part of his handiwork is on display in the coach’s office. At the end of the baseball banquet his senior year he gave me part of a wooden bleacher seat from the field and he had every player sign it and the photos from the Albuquerque Journal about our State Championship win over Carlsbad were inlaid in the wood and it is my most cherished memento from that season. He was so proud of being an Eagle and giving me such a special gift is a constant reminder to me and the staff how important are players are to us. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Eddie. Go Eagles!!!

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  21. Ronnie Sookhoo on October 27, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Sincere condolences to you, Denise and to your family. I am Ronnie Sookhoo a friend from way back at KU when I lived at Grace Pearson. My internet search has found you under these sad circumstances.

  22. Ronnie Sookhoo on October 27, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Sorry, I did not leave my contact info on the previous entry. I was pondering my own circumstance when I lost my wife, Leila Belgrave here in Canada in May 2017. She bore two daughters and a son for us.

  23. Kathi and corky jacobs on January 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Dear Kathy , Miles and Wyatt, When someone you love …. becomes a memory – The
    Memory becomes a Treasure! Cherish your happy Treasures ! Our hearts and prayers are with each of you ! Love , kathi and corky ( Gump and Grammie ) ❤️

  24. Kathy Willis on January 8, 2018 at 10:29 pm

    You were blessed to find and love each other. The world is blessed that you produced 2 amazing men together. What a special legacy for Ted to leave us with! Love and prayers for peace to you all. Love, Kathy Willis

  25. Kent Berger on January 9, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Hi kathy , Kent Berger I’m very sorry to here about Ted’s recent passing. Even though I’ve never met your family they sound like very nice men.. A type that make a mom and dad very proud.

  26. John Withrow on January 9, 2018 at 3:45 pm

    Kathy, just received Ted’s obit, so, so sorry to hear of your loss. Living across from your G’parents (still do) we saw you two often and enjoyed so much of the earlier years being around you. Your memories of Ted for all of the years from Hutch High to now will be cherished by you and the boys for a lifetime. Think of where he is – and realize that in a time in the future, you two will be back together, and all of your loved ones. In Christ, Barbara & John Withrow

  27. Amy Junge on January 10, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Dear Kathy, Wyatt, Miles and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Chuck & Amy , Jack Junge

  28. Janis and John Guyot on January 12, 2018 at 10:56 am

    Dear Kathy, Wyatt and Miles,
    We are so sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. We have many memories of his involvement with the kids when they were in elementary school together. Kathy, you and Ted raised two wonderful young men and they will keep Ted’s spirit alive. There is a lot of Ted in both of them. I hope you have lots of photos to remind you of all the wonderful years and adventures you had together. This loss must be devastating for you all. Our thoughts are with you.
    The Guyot Family

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