In Memory

George Goshorn

George Goshorn

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03/19/13 04:23 PM #1    

John Skipper

     George Goshorn was a tall, shy, nice guy who could hit a softball a long way. A bunch of us played softball on the Emerson School playground. I lost track of George after graduation and was distressed to see he passed away in 1983. Through various Internet sites, I have learned he was a Navy veteran and died in Florida. Does anyone know any more about his post-high school life? If so, please contact me at George was a good fellow. Even though I hadn't been in contact with him for 50 years, I am saddened upon learning of his death.

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06/21/13 01:30 AM #2    

Wayne Kendall

George was extremely shy, but truely one of the most interesting people I've ever known.

I first met him at the OP YMCA family camp in Twin Lakes, Mich. He like snakes and spent all his free time looking for specimens to add to the collection he kept in his basement back in Illinois. We found a pretty good size Hognose snake that hissed and mimmicked a cobra whenever anybody came near the jar George kept it in.

Snakes were more than just pets with George; for a science project he developed a cure for "Soft Blister Disease," a condition that was killing many valuable snakes in zoos.  I believe he received a scholarship for his science project, but we lost touch after high school..

The thing I never understood - George's parents let him keep snakes in the basement but they wouldn't let him have a dog. On several occasions, he told me he would have traded all his other animals (He had lots of other animals in the basement besides snakes) for just one dog.

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