|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1934|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 2002|
Bryan H. Gosling, 68, former public relations manager of the New York Power Pool and retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve died of cancer Thursday, August 22, 2002 at his home in Voorheesville.
Mr. Gosling was born in New York City and attended the NY State School for Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, was commissioned in the Infantry and served with the 4th Armored Division in Germany. He left active service in 1959 and retired from the Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1985. As a U.S. Army Reservist, he was a detachment commander and operations officer in the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), USAR and an instructor for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. His decorations include the U.S. Army Commendation Medal and the U.S. Army Meritorious Service Medal, the latter for his contributions in furthering the Army's military history program for Army Reserve officers.
Bryan Gosling began his career in public relations for the electric power industry in 1959 with the Consolidated Edison Company of NY. He came to the Albany area to work in health facilities and services planning in 1967. He held the position of manager of public relations and information officer at the NY Power Pool since 1971.
Mr. Gosling was an avid military historian and re-enactor and a member of numerous military and historical organizations. He was a founding trustee, first vice president and PR chairman of the NY State Military Heritage Institute, a Fellow of the Company Military Historians and a member of the Saint Andrew's Society of Schenectady, NY. He received a certificate of appreciation and personal letter from the executive branch of New York State.
Mr. Gosling is survived by his wife, Kay Wiggers Gosling; two sons, Bryan H. Gosling, IV of Rotterdam and Harold Gosling of Niskayuna; a brother, Craig Goodwin Gosling of Indianapolis, IN and several nieces and nephews.
A private burial will take place in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. A memorial service for friends and acquaintances will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the NYS Military Heritage Institute, 61 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or VNA of Albany Inc., 35 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12206.
Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
New York, USA
Created by: Crickett McKinney
Record added: Nov 24, 2009
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