MANCHESTER - Stanley M. Gorski Jr., 71, of Manchester, died Aug. 17, 2013, after a period of declining health.
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He was born in Manchester on June 20, 1942, the son of Stanley Sr. and Stella (Mlocek) Gorski. He attended St. Casimir grammar school and graduated from Bishop Bradley High School. He earned his bachelor's degree in English from St. Anselm College.
During his senior year in college, "Tiny G," as he was known at the time, received a request for him to apply for a teaching position at Bradley. He had been teaching at the high school ever since.
During his 51 years of teaching in the English department at Trinity High School (formerly Bishop Bradley), Stanley was highly respected as an excellent educator, mentor and friend to everyone he came in contact with. He had a special love of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales in Middle English and succeeded in passing this passion along by reading aloud to thousands of students. In Stan's first year of teaching, he was also freshman football and basketball coach. In addition to his teaching duties, he volunteered as Trinity High's varsity basketball, track, tennis, and cheerleading coach as well as serving as the school's athletic director for many years.
An avid cribbage player, Stan has won 12 season championships playing for the Mount Royale Club 1 in Manchester. For much of his life, he was an active parishioner of St. Hedwig Church.
He leaves behind his daughter, Charlotte Rose Gorski of Buffalo, N.Y.; her mother, Marigrace (O'Leary) Brown of Manchester; one brother, Richard Gorski and wife Sandy of Telford, PA; three nieces, Kelly Godfrey and husband Michael of Limerick, Pa., Amy Thompson and husband Garrett of Harleysville, Pa., and Betsy Swanker and husband Brian of Coopersville, Pa. He also touched the hearts of many loving cousins, lifelong friends and thousands of Pioneers.
SERVICES: Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St., corner of North Street, will be Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at a time and place to be announced. Committal prayers and burial will follow in St. Hedwig Cemetery, Bedford.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Trinity High School Guardian Angel Fund, 581 Bridge St, Manchester, 03104.
To send an online message of condolence, go to www.lambertfuneralhome.com.
Lambert Funeral Home
1799 Elm St
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on Aug. 19, 2013