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Joseph Gosciak

Joseph Gosciak

1949 - 2023

Joseph Karol Gosciak age 73 of Petoskey passed away unexpectedly on February 17, 2023 at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital.

He was born on July 24, 1949 in Buffalo, NY, the son of Joseph and Sylvia (Janinski) Gosciak.

Joseph graduated from Seneca Vocational High School in Buffalo, NY. Following graduation, he served with the Coast Guard in Cheboygan, where he met and married Kathleen Stempky on May 8, 1971. They started a family and settled in Petoskey. He worked for Michigan Bell/AT&T for 30 plus years. He later married Kathryn Smith. Joseph was a loyal member to the Knights of Columbus in Cheboygan. He loved talking to and being with his family more than anything in the world. His boys and grandchildren were his life.

He is survived by his sons, Scott (Heather) Gosciak of Petoskey, Gary Gosciak of Petoskey, Daniel Gosciak of Petoskey, and Ben (Abby) Smith of Petoskey; grandchildren, Gabriel Gosciak, Noah and Caleb Gosciak, Grant Gosciak, Blake Smith and Annabelle Dickson; brother, Mike (Karen) Gosciak; sister, Cindy (Dana) Hubbart; sister-in-law, Donna Gosciak; nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Barb; brother, Steve; and his grandparents.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later time.

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