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LakerEagleLover
06-03-2017, 12:18 PM
Sad news to share that Mary Gosek, wife of Oswego coach Ed Gosek passed away this morning after a long, public and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. No other details to share at this time.

Laker28
06-03-2017, 12:36 PM
The Laker Hockey family has lost it's brightest light. She treated her players like they were her own son's and she had such a passion and zest for life. I will miss her terribly. Rest in Peace Mary.

PrezdeJohnson09
06-03-2017, 05:31 PM
The Laker Hockey family has lost it's brightest light. She treated her players like they were her own son's and she had such a passion and zest for life. I will miss her terribly. Rest in Peace Mary.

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Birds
06-03-2017, 07:29 PM
Sad news to share that Mary Gosek, wife of Oswego coach Ed Gosek passed away this morning after a long, public and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. No other details to share at this time.My deepest condolences to the Gosek family. Had the opportunity to meet and converse with her in Oswego this year . She was so pleasant to all of us PSU fans and seemed like such a fine lady. We shared a few jokes about our hockey rivalry. Sad news indeed.

bakdraft21
06-03-2017, 08:22 PM
I met Mary during the Norwich Tourny this yr what a ray of light,bright smile and personality she will be missed for sure.........

lakont55
06-05-2017, 07:50 AM
It was and still is a sad day as they say in the OZ. With the announcement of the passing of Coach Gosek's wife Mary. Mary was born and raised in Oswego. Her parents Bruce and Pat did a great job raising four daughters. You might ask what does this have to do with hockey. I will explain. Mary fought the cancer for five years, many of us have never seen anyone fight as hard as Mary did. Mary actually gave so much hope to all of us that have lost family members and friends to cancer. She would get chemotherapy during the week and somehow make it to Plattsburgh or Vermont to see the Lakers play on the weekend. There was a lot of metal in that girl. The players and their families loved her for her help and generous demeanor. She touched thousand of lives with her foundation to raise awareness of Ovarian cancer. Traveled to Washington , DC to speak and fight for money to help people with cancer. As I said she gave us hope that she could beat this disease.
Last winter when Plattsburgh came to Oswego I saw the Cardinals coach Bob Embry come across the ice to shake Coach Gosek's hand and he looked up in the stands to Mary and pointed to his heart. Many of us that saw that were really touched. So in ending let me say that although Ed Gosek has been the Lakers coach for many years, Mary was the heart of the Lakers.

LakerEagleLover
06-05-2017, 08:26 AM
Oswego's Reunion is this week - some of us will be arriving a couple days early to pay our respects and say goodbye.

Mary E. Gosek, 55, a resident of the Town of Oswego, passed away Saturday morning at her home surrounded by her family.
She was the daughter of Bruce and Patricia Celso Lester.
Mary was the wife of Edward Gosek.
She was a graduate of Oswego High School and Oswego State University.
Mary was employed for 34 years as a Computer Program Analyst at Oswego State University until her recent retirement.
She was the founder of Peaceful Remedies and was the President of the Oswego Chapter of Hope For Heather. Mary was an active member of the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary is survived by one daughter Sarah Gosek of Rochester, one son Jeremy Gosek of New York, NY, four sisters, Joan (Sean) Kesselring of Dewitt, Donna (Tom) Handley, Sara (Stephen) Davis and Susan (Andrew) DiBlasi all of Oswego.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00AM in St. Joseph's Church. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. Calling hours are Tuesday 3-8PM at Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home.
Mary's family would like to extend their thanks to Dr. Douglas Bunn and Dr. Thomas Hanna for the loving care they provided to Mary.
Contributions may be made in Mary's memory to Peaceful Remedies, www.peacefulremediesoswego.com, Hope For Heather, www.hopeforheather.org, or Hockey Coaches Care, www.ahcahockey.com.
Date of Death: June 3, 2017

Russell Jaslow
06-05-2017, 08:38 AM
https://oswegocountytoday.com/mary-e-gosek-55/

Russell Jaslow
06-05-2017, 09:13 AM
I met Mary during the Norwich Tourny this yr what a ray of light,bright smile and personality she will be missed for sure.........

I always enjoyed seeing Mary at an Oswego game. It just won't be the same anymore.

CARDS_rule_the_Burgh
06-05-2017, 09:56 AM
I never got a chance to meet Mary, but everybody I know who has met her had nothing but good things to say. My heart goes out to the Laker community for their loss.

bakdraft21
06-05-2017, 10:07 AM
thanks for the info Lakont55 and Lou,she will be missed for sure........perhaps a patch or band to remember her this upcoming season??

geneseo
06-05-2017, 11:57 AM
Condolences to family and friends.

Saints17
06-05-2017, 04:50 PM
Thoughts and prayers to the Gosek family.

spwood
06-07-2017, 09:56 AM
Thoughts and prayers to Ed and the rest of Mary's family from Cardinal Country. I never met Mary, but I have conversed with Ed and have the utmost respect. My deepest condolences.

DIIIFan
06-08-2017, 06:57 PM
Deepest Condolences to Coach Gosek and family. I am sure that all the players and students that Mrs. Gosek has helped and guided are better people because of her.
Oswego '88

ColdInRomney
06-08-2017, 07:43 PM
There is a gaping hole in Oswego this week that cannot be filled. Mary was a very special person- one of those rare people that you only run into a few of in your life. Just to give you an inkling:

- The line at the funeral home snaked through the building, out the door, and down the street for a block- in the rain. 3-4 hour wait. Hours were supposed to be 3-8, but there were so many people in line that they went on until after midnight. The family was incredible.

- The church was standing room only for her funeral.

- Oswego lit City Hall in teal in her memory last night.

- Our US Representative John Katko paid tribute to her memory from the well of the US House.

A huge loss for her family, the community, the Lakers- all of us. What a woman.

LakerEagleLover
06-12-2017, 04:49 PM
There is a gaping hole in Oswego this week that cannot be filled. Mary was a very special person- one of those rare people that you only run into a few of in your life. Just to give you an inkling:

- The line at the funeral home snaked through the building, out the door, and down the street for a block- in the rain. 3-4 hour wait. Hours were supposed to be 3-8, but there were so many people in line that they went on until after midnight. The family was incredible.

- The church was standing room only for her funeral.

- Oswego lit City Hall in teal in her memory last night.

- Our US Representative John Katko paid tribute to her memory from the well of the US House.

A huge loss for her family, the community, the Lakers- all of us. What a woman.

Copy that...I arrived Wed am, got to the church 40 min early and was lucky to get a seat...the reception after was terrific - spent some time with Coach Coughlin from St. Norbert...I understand all the SUNYAC coaches were there Tuesday in addition to Coughlin and others....nice to see a good number of current and former players pay respects as well.