John F. Schosser, 86, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, after a long and happy life.
He was born in Trenton, Mo., Dec. 20, 1925.
John moved with his family to Ann Arbor, Mich., in 1930. He graduated from Ann Arbor High School in 1943, and attended the University of Michigan for one semester before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1943. John was honorably discharged in 1945, and went on to complete his education at the University of Michigan graduating with a BS degree in Industrial Mechanical Engineering in 1949. He went to work in Detroit at Exide Industrial Battery Company for the next 30 years. John then went to work for Duracell Battery Company in Bethel, Conn., as director of Engineering Projects retiring to Port Charlotte in 1989. While living in Port Charlotte, he was a member of the Charlotte Harbor Yacht Club serving as director of CHYC 1995-1996.
John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Norma; daughters, Claire (Michael Gaillard) Schosser of St. Louis, Mo., Lori (Paul) Glasbrenner of Philadelphia, Pa.; sons, John W. (Charlene) Schosser of New Fairfield, Conn., and Douglas M. (Robin) Schosser of Avon, Ohio; grandsons, James (Meghan) and Aaron Glasbrenner, Dan and Jack Schosser, Cole and Jake Schosser. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Beulah Schosser; and two brothers, Clare and William in World War II.
He will be interned at Sarasota Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.