Susan Karpowich Gorski
1957 - 2021

Susan Karpowich Gorski, 64, passed away Thursday at Oklahoma Heart Hospital in Oklahoma City following heart surgery.

She was born March 12, 1957, in Hazleton, to Victor and Mary (Heckler) Karpowich.

Susan attended Freeland High School. She worked as a contract traveling central sterilization technician for hospitals. She was very proud of getting every certification in her field, an achievement called the Triple Crown. In recent years, she worked in Baltimore, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Hilton Head Island. She met many friends while working as a traveler and spoke fondly of them often.

Susan was a lover of music, especially the Moody Blues and Pink Floyd. She enjoyed traveling to music festivals and was a JamCruiser. She never missed an opportunity to go glamping at state parks and loved a good campfire, but her favorite place to vacation was in her beach chair on the shoreline of Emerald Isle, N.C. She was a huge sci-fi fan and accomplished watching the entire "Star Trek" catalog in stardate order. She was a social member of the Highland Club and the Freeland American Legion. She always looked forward to spending time with her friends and family, especially her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Christine (Karpowich) Zaludek.

Surviving are her son, Jon Gorski, his wife, Nicole, and their two sons, Jensen and Miles, Freeland; daughter, Toni (Gorski) Kaplan, and husband, Seth, Norman, Okla.; sister, Kathryn Karpowich, Freeland; and two brothers, Victor Karpowich Jr. and James Karpowich, both of Freeland; niece, Lena Quinn, West Hazleton; and a huge extended network of family and friends.

An online live memorial is being planned with more information to follow.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made in her name to the American Heart Association.

Published by Standard-Speaker from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2021.
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Love you, mom
Toni Kaplan
December 7, 2021
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
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December 6, 2021
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December 4, 2021
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