Leon J. Gossman September 14, 1939 - November 2, 2017

Leon J. Gossman, 78, of Allentown, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 in the L.V. Hospital, Salisbury Twp. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Stephen C. and Cecelia M. (Tretter) Gossman. Leon was a firefighter for the City of Allentown for 33 years before retiring as Captain in 2000. After retiring, Leon worked at Home Depot on Lehigh Street. Leon was involved with several railroad associations, including Bucks Mont Train Club and was a volunteer at Steamtown USA in Scranton. He bowled in the United Church League for many years. Leon was an avid Phillies fan and was passionate about baseball.

Survivors: Son: Michael T. Gossman and his wife Christine of Allentown and her children Joey, Isaac and Micalene; Sister: Maryann Eline of Allentown. Leon was predeceased by brothers Stephen J. and David Gossman.

Services: 10:30 am Tuesday, Stephens Funeral Home, Inc., 274 N. Krocks Rd., Allentown. Call 7:00 – 8:30 pm Monday and 9:30 – 10:30 am Tuesday, all in the funeral home. www.stephensfuneral.com. Interment will be at 1 pm Wednesday at Cedar Hill M.P.

Contributions: Lehigh County Humane Society, 640 Dixon St., Allentown 18103.


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