July 25, 1941 ~ February 12, 2021

Born in: New Britain, CT
Resided in: Meriden, CT

George B. Gozda, 79, of Meriden, passed away on February 12, 2021, after a hard fought battle due to complications from Covid-19. He is survived by his daughters: Deanne O’Leary and her husband Daniel of Ashford, CT, Anita Gozda of Meriden, and Marlene Christopher and her husband Jason of Wallingford; grandsons: Jeremy Gozda and Travis Christopher; and long-time companion Carol Yaskaski of Wallingford.

Having been a carpenter by trade, he was a member of Carpenters Local 24. His passion for carpentry led him to projects for family, friends, and many others. His favorite hobby was fishing, whether with family or friends. Another pastime was playing cards. But most of all, George loved spending time with family. He especially enjoyed celebrations involving food, drink and traveling. Known fondly as “Pop” by his grandsons, he relished treasure hunts, adventures, fishing, kayaking, and games of all sorts. He lovingly offered a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. And of course, he will greatly be remembered for his iconic stories, hilarious pranks, and crazy jokes.

Friends are invited to visit with George’s family on Saturday, February 20, 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Masks and social distancing policies to be observed. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Epilepsy Foundation of CT, Inc., 386 Main St., Middletown, CT 06487.



Visitation: February 20, 2021 9:00 - 11:00 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


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  1. Wishing you all peace and comfort during this sad and difficult time. Sending prayers, hugs and healing thoughts. He was a fine man..💙

  2. Our deepest sympathy on your loss! I will miss George immensely. I loved playing cards with him at the PLAV. He was quite the character and will truly be missed.

  3. He was a joy to be around. Always a smile on his face, puzzle to solve or an unusual snack to try. He will be missed sorely by all. My sincere condolences to all his family.
    Anne Kulinski

  4. To our great friend our sincere sympathy! We loved to play cards, always had many laughs and we’ll miss him dearly. May he rest in God’s peace. With love, Jeff and Angie Turrill.

  5. Many good memories of the times our families spent together . Dad and he enjoyed many games of cards fishing adventures and charming the ladies . Glad I reconnected wit him at setback at Franco America club . Thoughts with his family .

  6. I am saddened to learn of George’s passing. We were in a setback league at the French Club in Meriden. He was such a great guy and will be missed by many. Rest in peace, my friend.

  7. Dear Deanne, Dan and Family,

    We are so sad about your father’s passing. I’ll always remember him and his smile as he was cheering us on when we were windsailing! Please accept our deepest condolences. Love, Hope, Bruce, Stuart and Nadia

  8. Dee and family,
    Please know I’m thinking of you in these most difficult hours on the loss of your dad. Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family. ❤ Ev

  9. We were fortunate to have met Dee’s dad George through our friendship with Dee and Dan. Whether at Dan and Dee’s house or ours, those times together were great fun with great folks. George visited us at our cottage in Prince Edward Island with Jeremy, Dee and Dan for some very special memories. George was of course always there to help us with any projects when we got in over our heads. He always had the answer. Thanks George. Adios Jorge, Adios amigo. Tom and Holly { I wish I could remember some of the jokes George told me }

  10. Dee Dan & Family,

    So Sad to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy & thoughts of comfort of in your time of grief.


  11. I will miss his laugh and jokes. Meet him at the PLAV where he organized the set back league. Didn’t know him for long, but felt he was a wonderful man.

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