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Joseph Michael "Mike" Gorbitz

Joseph Michael "Mike" Gorbitz Dec. 28, 1950 - Mar. 12, 2014 BUCHANAN - Joseph Michael "Mike" Gorbitz, 63, of Buchanan, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at his home. Mike was born December 28, 1950, to Thelma (Cauffman) and Joseph Michael Gorbitz Sr. in South Bend, Indiana. On May 27, 1993, he married Marsha Lohry in Niles. MI. He was a member of Sons of Legion Post 51 of Buchanan, MI, and a member of B.O.R.C.C., Niles, MI. Mike was an avid hunter, fisher, golfer, and enjoyed hanging out at The Truck Stop. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Gorbitz of Buchanan; son, Michael Gorbitz of Buchanan; mother, Thelma Gorbitz of Niles; sister, Linda (Richard) Burger of Niles; two brothers, John Gorbitz and Phil Gorbitz, both of Buchanan; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Gorbitz Sr.; sister, Laura May Gorbitz; and nephew, Brandon Gorbitz. Funeral services for Mike will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2014, at Hoven Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Buchanan. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Hoven Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bend of the River Conservation Club. Online condolences may be made at www.hovenfunerals.com.



Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 14, 2014
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