July 27, 1928 ~ December 20, 2014
Robert Francis Gorney, 86, of Essexville, our fun loving and devoted husband, father, poppa, brother and uncle was born into eternal life on the evening of Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Bay Medical Care Facility. Bob was born in Flint on July 27, 1928, the son of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Yankee) Gorney. He was united in marriage to the former Janice Jean Morand, who survives. Bob was a proud U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, Moose Lodge and U.A.W. He worked as a job setter for General Motors and retired after forty-three years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, dancing, being involved with the Boy Scouts, and most of all, spending time with his family. In addition to Janice, his loving wife of twenty-six years, Bob is survived by his four sons, Robert (Carla) Gorney of Grand Blanc, John (Wanda) Gorney of Bay City, Brian (Imelda) Gorney of Garden City and Paul (Diane) Gorney of Prescott and step-children, Laura Jean of Bay City and Wayne Jean of Arlington, WA. He was the loving poppa of Abraham, Ezekial, Jezaniah, Ella Mae Xinyu, Samantha (David), Jennifer, Victoria, Blair, Scottie Ana, Devin, Danielle, Erin, Ashley (Cory), Maryellen, John, Nicholas and the great-poppa of Harleigh, David, Sammuel, Jonathon, Haileigh, Zakkary, Aaden and Nevaeh. Bob is also survived by his sister, Joanne (Phelps) Eschelman; in-laws, Jacqueline (David) Petrat, Dianne (Larry) Schoof, Elaine (Richard) Kretz, Ronald (Audrey) Morand, Larry (Heather) Morand, along with many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, Bob was welcomed home to heaven by his step-daughter, Kelly Jo Suchyta and in-laws John and Irene Morand. Bob’s family will be present to receive visitors on Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 9:00 AM until the time of his 10:00 AM Memorial Liturgy at St. Jude Thaddeus Parish (St. John the Evangelist), 614 Pine St., Essexville. Fr. Dale Orlik will officiate. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Bay Medical Care Facility for the wonderful and loving care he received on all three shifts on 2 West. Final arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.
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Bob, Carla, Ella, and family, our love and sympathy is with you during this difficult time. ~Ann DeLana and Larry Anderson
My Dad will be missed by many. He was a fun guy to be around and had a great sense of humor.