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Obituary for Thomas Gorgas

October 13, 1934 - May 12, 2018
Bay Village, Ohio | Age 83

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather


Thomas Gorgas, 83 of Bay Village, passed away at home Saturday, May 12, 2018. He was born October 13, 1934 to parents Walter and Mary Ann (nee Wrona) Gorgas in New Castle, PA.
Formerly a member of the US Air Force and an employee of US Steel as a superintendent, Tom was also a long-time member of Bay Village Community Band and the Hillcrest Concert Band, the Bay Village Historical Society where he served as a docent, and Bay Presbyterian Church. He was known as the "Mayor of Carlton Drive" who enjoyed sailing, model trains, skiing, loved dogs and was a big Indians fan. Above all, his greatest pride was being a husband, father, and grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Doris of 57 years; children Carol Brown (Christopher), Diane Gorgas (Terry Lahm); grandchildren Andrew and Alan Brown; brother, Robert "Bob" Gorgas (Karen) and dogs Bebe, Arnie and Annie.
He is preceded in death by his parents Walter and Mary Ann (nee Wrona) Gorgas and brother, Walt Gorgas.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Bay Presbyterian Church Family Ministry Center 25415 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140 or to the Herington Heart Institute at University Hospitals 11100 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44106. Friends may call at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 163 AVON-BELDEN RD, AVON LAKE, OH on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 4pm-7pm with services on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11am with visitation one hour prior to services at Bay Presbyterian Church 25415 lake Rd., Bay Village, OH. 440-933-3202

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  • Bay Presbyterian Church Family Ministry Center
    25415 Lake Rd
    25415 Lake Rd
    Bay Village, OH 44140
  • Harrington Heart Institute
    11100 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44106

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