WWII veteran to celebrate 100th birthday

| December 28, 2020

Coshocton resident and WW II Veteran Ethel Goss will celebrate her 100th birthday Jan. 13, 2021.

Goss was born in Binghamton, New York. Her father and mother relocated to Auburn, New York to form a printing business. She dropped out of high school to care for her ailing father, so her mother could run the printing business.

1943 saw her enlist as a WAC.  Her training led to a deployment to England. She was assigned to various jobs, one of which placed her in a printing facility. Her immediate supervisor was Coshocton resident Army Sgt. Charles Goss.

At the conclusion of WWII in Europe Ethel was discharged and returned briefly to Auburn, then to Coshocton.  Charles spent a brief time in Germany before discharge and his return to Coshocton.

Ethel and Charles were married at Trinity Episcopal Church in Coshocton in February 1946.

Charles was employed at the Coshocton Tribune as a pressman until his death in 1966.

Ethel stayed in Coshocton worked various job, but preferred being a seamstress and drapery maker. She enjoyed her tenure as the co-owner of Fabric Nook on Main Street.

Ethel still lives independently.

The pandemic limits celebration of this Event to cards and phone calls. Her apartment is currently limited to essential caregivers. A banner will be placed on Ethel’s balcony.

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