November 27, 2023
Richard was born to Thurston (Teck) and Lucille Gosier on November 15, 1946 in Watertown and grew up in Rosiere, New York, along with his 5 siblings Richard was an adventurous soul. He worked hard and created many business ventures over the years. Richard was the owner and founder of Northland Carpets, a flooring sales and installation company that serviced homeowners in the North Country as well as hotels in the tri-state area. He became a contractor and real estate investor, building many houses and rental properties in the Watertown area. He opened hotels in New York and Florida and also a restaurant. Richard always loved being on the water. He lived on his boat and became a boat captain, running charters in South Florida and the Caribbean. Richard had strong beliefs and values and was not afraid to stand up for himself and others.
Richard is survived by his two sons, Culley (Jeri) Gosier and Corbin (Amy) Gosier; his daughter, Pamela (Alan) Mahay; their mother Carolyn Gosier; 7 grandchildren, Coral, Talon, and Emma Mahay, and Milan, Katheryn, Urban, and Matthew Gosier; his sister Jane (Michael) White; sister-in-law Mary Gosier; brother-in-law Timothy Kilroy; and his two beloved dogs, Barney and Scupper. Along with his parents, Richard was predeceased by two brothers, Joseph and Donald Gosier and two sisters, Ann Grimsley and Doris Kilroy.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to his family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Richard's name may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601 or All Creatures Big & Small Pet Rescue, P. O. Box 373, Lacona, NY 13083.