Thomas Joseph Cosgrove
Thomas J. Cosgrove, 71, died Feb. 2, 2020, in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Washington, Indiana, on June 15, 1948. His parents were Bernard J. Cosgrove and Rosa D. Cosgrove (Colbert), who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Barbara (Newland) Cosgrove; his children, Heather Jinkerson (Gary) and Erica Dickhans (David); grandchildren Samuel and Jacob Jinkerson and Daniel (Ashley) and Thomas Dickhans; great-grandchildren Oliver and Claire Dickhans and Claire Jinkerson; and his sister Joyce Beverly (Jim).
He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bernard Cosgrove, Donna Clark, Dorothea Murphy and Fred Cosgrove.
Thomas graduated from Washington Catholic High School in 1966. He graduated with a master's degree from Indiana University and after college he served in the U.S. Army for two years. He was a member of the American Legion and of the Society of Financial Services Professionals.
Before retirement, he was a teacher at Washington Catholic Schools and Tampa Catholic High School. He then pursued a career in the insurance industry and retired from Horace Mann Insurance Company in 2014.
Tom loved the outdoors, riding his bicycle, taking long walks and exercising. He also was an avid reader and history buff. He was an instant friend to anyone he ever met and a great storyteller of his many adventures in life while traveling. His greatest love though was his family and he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and son.
Visitation will be on Feb. 15, 2020, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home at 2020 State St., Washington, Indiana. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery.
Published on February 4, 2020


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Jeffrey Z
Feb 26, 2020
Tom was two years ahead of me at WC. He was always kind and friendly to me and was someone I looked up to. Remember eating in his Mom's diner, "Rosies Cafe", a go to spot for WC kids. His brother Fred was a classmate of my oldest brother Bob) and was just as great of guy as Tom. Apparently great genetics run in the Cosgrove family. My condolences to Barbara and family.
Bill Borden
Feb 18, 2020
The last time I saw you , you were only4-5 years old. Im77 now and thought you and family very very often. on that little dead end street 5th. RIP Tommy .
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Feb 14, 2020
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Susan Cosgrove Johnson
Feb 12, 2020
Always enjoyed talking with Tom. So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace cuz.
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Feb 12, 2020
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Suresh Fernando
Feb 11, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Tom for a brief amount of time while he helped seniors with Medicare insurance. He was always full of joy and laughter. I truly enjoyed the short time we worked and spent time together. He will be missed, my condolences to his family in this time of grief. Tom, I hope you enjoy the rest of your retirement in heaven while making those around you laugh and smile.
May God Bless you and your Family.
Suresh Fernando
Chuck Johnson
Feb 11, 2020
Mr. Cosgrove was a teacher and coach when I was a student at Washington Catholic Middle School. His 8th grade boys basketball team won the Diocesan tournament. I always thought Mr. Cosgrove was the "coolest" teacher I'd ever met. I am sorry to learn of his passing and offer my sincere condolences to his famil.
Feb 10, 2020
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Joe Sharamitaro
Feb 05, 2020
We are sorry to hear of this news.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family at this time of need.
Tony Jones
Feb 05, 2020
I also will never forget when Tom came into the locker room that Saturday afternoon, after our last game in the Washington Sectional. He was always there for the team.