Goss, Arthur Edward, "Art" an 85 year resident of the South Bay and resident of Redondo Beach since 1923, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 in Torrance. Born in Buhl, Idaho, Art was 94 when he died. He attended St. James Grammer School and Redondo Union High School. Art had served with the Army Corps of Engineers during World War II, and was part of the campaign which travelled from North Africa through Italy to France. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church of Redondo Beach, the American Legion Post Eagles Lodge 184 of Redondo Beach, and the Elks Lodge 1378 of Redondo Beach. Art worked for Sears Roebuck & Co for 35 years. He was an avid golfer, belonged to a bowling league, and was a fan of the Los Angeles Rams. He also travelled extensively. He is survived by his son, James "Tom" Hicks of Pismo Beach, CA; sister, Pauline McKinley of El Segundo, CA; and many cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 30 years, Evelyn Goss; his first wife of almost 30 years, Frances Goss; and his parents, Julia and Walter Goss. A gathering of family & friends will be held at Rice Mortuary in Torrance on Friday November 7, 2008 from 4 to 8pm. Burial will be held at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City on Saturday at 11am.

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  1. Art was truly a wonderful person. Art and Evelyn were members of the Redondo Eagles 935 bowling league for over 30 years and Art was a member of our team for over 20 years. It truly broke his heart when he was told he could no longer bowl due to his knee condition. He loved bowling (and his golf) in all the Eagles tournaments especially Las Vegas. He will truly be missed .. his smile, his laugh and kindness.

  2. Mr. Goss was a neighbor of ours who was so very kind to our son when he delivered the Daily Breeze to him so many years ago. I attended St. James and Mr. Goss was a fixture as an usher at the 8 a.m Mass. He will definitely be missed very much. Peace to you my friend.

  3. Dear Tom, I was saddened to come across this obituary. I had NO idea that Uncle Art had passed away. I last spoke to him on the telephone in 2007. He was slowing down some but was in good spirits. I was looking for family information. I uploaded a file on I was not able to visit him because I lost my vision in my right eye and can barely see out of my left. I am limited to driving locally — doctors and such. I’m afraid they’ll take my license away when it comes up for renewal. Jane and Pat Lanz (maiden names) are planning on coming down this year and we were all going to visit Uncle Art. They will be sad to hear of his passing. We all loved him. He was always kind and smiling and made us laugh. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope to hear from you. Love, Jane Marie May Morrison

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