Stanley J. Gorgas Jr., 83, of West Railroad Street, Alden, Newport Township, passed away Monday at home.
Born on Feb. 21, 1930, in Alden, he was a son of the late Hedwig Rish Gorgas and Stanley J. Gorgas Sr. He was a graduate of Newport High School. Mr. Gorgas was then employed as an LPN at the state correctional institution, Retreat. He then served as a registered nurse with a U.S. Army M.A.S.H unit in Korea. He was employed for many years as a corrections officer at the state prison in Dallas. He was a member of St. Faustina's Parish and American Legion Post 350, both in Nanticoke.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Machinski; and brother, Frank Gorgas.
Surviving are his wife of 60 years, the former Adeline Kogoski; daughter, Lisa Schwartz and her husband, Fredrick; son, Stanley J. Gorgas III and his wife, Sally; granddaughter, Margarate Haydock; great-granddaughter, Makenzie Haydock; a niece, four nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday from the Stanley S. Stegura Funeral Home Inc., 614 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke, with a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. in St. Faustina's Parish (Holy Trinity Church), 520 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke. Interment will be private. Friends may call Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.