Former faculty member James (Jim) Gosnell died on Saturday, October 16, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 91 years old. Jim served on the St. Mark's faculty for seven years, from 1971 to 1979. During that time, he ran the first audio-visual department at the School.
Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served from 1950 to 1954. He also taught at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa., and Lake Region High School in Orleans, Vt. In addition, Jim was a deputy sheriff for Orleans County, Vt., an EMT, a selectman for Westmore, Vt., and a deacon at the Westmore Community Church in Vt. He enjoyed woodworking, fly fishing, maple sugaring, and building his home in Vermont. After retirement, Jim and his wife Lois traveled throughout the United States and Canada. On their 50th anniversary, they renewed their wedding vows on the Yangtze River in China.
Jim is survived by his children, Patricia Reigh and James H. Gosnell Jr.; his grandchildren and their spouses; his great-grandchildren; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Lois G. Gosnell in 2018. As per his wishes, there was no public visitation or services for Jim. Arrangements were handled by Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, and online condolences can be given at www.thompson-miller.com.