David J. Gorka

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Nov. 8, 2012

David J. Gorka, of Nanticoke, passed away Nov. 8, 2012, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

Born Nov. 17, 1937, he was a son of the late E. Edward Gorka and Sophie Wroldewski Gorka. He graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1955, and attended Penn State University.

In 1959, at St. Patrick's Church in Carlisle, Pa., he married Ann Foster. They were blessed with four wonderful children, Teresa Gorka Ettinger, of Wellesley, Mass., her husband, Jonathan, and children, Ian and Morgan; Stephen and son, Evan, of Harrisburg; Michael and son, Ryan, of Wexford, Pa.; Stuart, and his wife, Crystal, and children Veronica, Martin and Bronson of Mountain Top.

In addition to his wife and children, he is also survived by sisters, Doris Bartuska of Philadelphia; Alice Pawlowski and her husband, Joseph, of Nanticoke; and a brother, Paul and his wife, Chris, of Philadelphia.

A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family.

If you feel you would like to do something to celebrate Dave's life, donate to a or to the Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke, PA 18634. Arrangements are by the Earl W. Lohman Funeral Home Inc., 14 W. Green St., Nanticoke.

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 11, 2012
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