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EDWARD (ED) (EDDIE) (EDJU) GORSKI Obituary
Gorski, Edward (Ed, Eddie, Edju), 86, of Laguna Woods, CA, passed away December 28, 2012 at his home in Laguna Woods. He was born March 19, 1926 in Detroit, Michigan to Katherine and Joseph Gorski. He spent his youth in Detroit, graduated from Pershing HS 1944, and went into the Army shortly thereafter. He received a Purple Heart for his service. Upon return from the war, he headed to California with a dream to be an actor and singer under the stage name Eddie Leyden. He studied at the Geller Theatre Workshop. He went on to graduate from college with a Masters in Education from Cal State LA. He became a teacher and life-long educator. He retired in 1988 from his position as an elementary school principal with the Santa Ana Unified School District. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 57 years, Dorothy (Dorie). He is survived by his sons, Joe and Tom; his daughter, Rene; sons-in-law, John Hill and Girma Leggesse; granddaughter, Gina; great grandson, Jaeden; sister-in-law, Jackie Wade; niece, DeeDee Wojdyla and family; niece, Judy Dover and family; nephews, Ron Douglass, Larry Gorski, Kerry Gorski; life long friends, Rosella and Hank Blunt and Leona and Charlie Burns; great friends, Jean Morse and Tom Tokunaga; and many other friends he was fortunate to share time with during his life. A private memorial will be held at sea, off the coast of Newport Beach, CA.

Published in Orange County Register on Jan. 9, 2013
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