Dr. Charles W. Gossard, 61, Ruxton dentist

February 06, 2003

Dr. Charles W. Gossard, a retired Ruxton dentist, died of cancer Monday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 61.

Dr. Gossard was born in Winchester, Va., and raised in Stephens City, Va. He earned a bachelor's degree in geology from the University of Virginia in 1964.

He served in the Army's Medical Services Corps as a troop commander from 1964 to 1966, and remained in the Army Reserve until being discharged in 1973 with the rank of captain.

Dr. Gossard earned his dental degree from the University of Maryland Dental School in 1970.

After working in a downtown Baltimore practice for two years, he established his dental office on Bellona Avenue in Ruxton. He retired in 1996 after suffering a stroke.

Dr. Gossard, who lived on Circle Road in Ruxton, enjoyed traveling and doing needlepoint.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens, 200 E. Padonia Road, Timonium.

Dr. Gossard is survived by his wife of 38 years, the former Mary Ellen Henkel; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.

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