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In Memoriam: Boris Gosheff


With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share the news of the repose of Boris N. Gosheff. Boris departed his earthly journey on Thursday, July 20, 2023, to await the glorious second coming of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Boris was born on November 30, 1946, to Naum and Stephana Gosheff in Elwood City, Pennsylvania, moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana shortly thereafter. After graduating from South Side High School, he earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Education from St Francis University, and a Master of Divinity from Saint Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary (Class of ‘74).

Boris embraced his faith, family, and Macedonian culture. He owned and operated Tower Tavern with his family. He was a lifelong member of St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral and rarely missed a Sunday service. He was also a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and rarely missed a Sunday loss.

Most of all, Boris loved his family. Boris is survived by his wife, Vesna; children, Damian (Jenny) and Christopher (Rebecca); grandchildren, Josephine, Katherine, Theodore, Finn, and Audrey; and brother, George (Donna). Boris was preceded in death by his parents, Naum and Stephana, and his brother, Stephan.

Memorial services will be held at St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, 3535 Crescent Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. The funeral service is 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, 2023, at the cathedral, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2023, with a Trisagion Hymn at 7 p.m. Burial will follow service at Highland Park Cemetery and a luncheon will follow the burial. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to have donations made to St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral.

May Boris’ memory be eternal!

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