Joseph E. Goss, 92, of Oxford died at Ware Presbyterian Village on Thursday, April 30.He was the husband of the late Virginia Davison Goss, who died in 2004.

Born in West Gove, a son of the late Lewis and Carrie Goss.

Mr. Goss was raised in Kennett Square and moved to Oxford in the late 1930s.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. He was general manager of Walton Chevrolet and Oldsmobile, Oxford, for 43 years prior to his retirement.

He was an active member of his community. He was a member of the board of deacons and a member of the session of the Oxford Presbyterian Church and served on the building committee following the devastating fire of 1989. He was past president of the Oxford Lions Club, an organization where he was active for 55 years. He was also a member of the Oxford's Union Fire Co. and American Legion Post 535, Oxford.

He was a member of the board of directors of the Peoples Bank of Oxford, The Oxford Cemetery Association, the Oxford Building and Loan Association and The Chester County Association for the Blind. He was a pack master of the Oxford Cub Scouts and was active with the Boy Scouts of America.

He served on the Oxford Borough Council in the 1950s. He was the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1988.

He is survived by his sons Joseph and wife, Elva, of Middletown, Del., and James and wife, Kathy, of Oxford; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Goss of Wilmington.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Samuel Goss, Walter Goss and Eugene Goss, and his sisters Gladys Maisel and Louise Kerns.

Services will be held from the Oxford Presbyterian Church, 6 Pine St., Oxford, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, with the Rev. John Ferguson and the Rev. D. Kerry Slinkard officiating. Private interment will be in the Oxford Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to The Oxford Presbyterian Church, 6 Pine St., Oxford PA 19363 or the Chester County Association for the Blind, 71 First Avenue, Coatesville, PA 19320.

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