PORTAGE, IN - Sherwin-Williams Scientist Thomas E. “Tom” Gosz of Portage, IN, passed away June 30, 2014. He was born October 2, 1960, in Kaukauna, WI, the son of Clifford and Janice (Wittmann) Gosz.

Gosz graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1983. He then received a Master's Degree from DePaul University in 1989. Gosz worked as a scientist for the Sherwin-Williams Co. for over 25 years and was involved in the application of Sherwin-Williams’ coatings to many of the wind turbines seen along the highways.

He is survived by his wife of 23 years Anne (Thornton); sons Matthew and Andrew; parents Clifford and Janice of Appleton, Wisconsin; siblings Mark (Kristin) of Wisconsin, David of Minnesota, and Michelle of Colorado; and his father in-law and mother in-law Richard and Joyce Thornton of St. Charles.