MEMORIAM: John Gorski, Westminster, MD, passes away
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
John Joseph Gorski, Jr., age 71, of Westminster, Maryland, died peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2015 surrounded by family at his home. Born September 27, 1944 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, he was the son of the late John Joseph Gorski, Sr. and Adele J. (Misewich) Gorski. He was predeceased by his wife, Christina Joene (Prevratil) Gorski. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He was retired after 41 years of service with N.S.A. as a site installation engineer. He was an avid fly fisherman, nature enthusiast, and creative woodworker. He also enjoyed bird watching and photography. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Westminster, the Audubon Society and Trout Unlimited. Surviving him are children, Deborah Gorski and husband Joe Russell of Baltimore, Paul Gorski and wife Cheryl of Fairfield, PA, and Rebecca Gallagher and husband Joe of Baltimore; step-children, Ted Soltas and wife Monte of Finksburg, Terri Rill and husband Tim of Hampstead, and Lynn Luesse and husband Mark of Westminster; grandchildren, Lauren and Christopher Gorski, Jennifer Armstrong and Brandon Sours, Anastasia Gallagher, Jared and Logan Soltas, Danielle and Desiree Rill, Nick and Erika Luesse; 6 great-grandchildren; sisters, Adele Justice of Virginia Beach, VA and Barbara Hayward of Panama City, FL. John is also remembered by former spouse, Dolores Drumheller. A Prayer Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 2, 2015, from the MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 91 Willis St, Westminster, MD. Burial will follow in Lakeview Memorial Park in Sykesville. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Contributions may be made to the Audubon Society of Central Maryland, PO Box 660, Mount Airy, MD 21771 or at Audubon.org.