Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Russell W. Gorby Obituary

Russell W. Gorby
Hancock County Courier
October 1, 2009

Russell w. Gorby, 88, passed away at his home in St. Marys, WV on Saturday, September 19, 2009
He was born in Tyler County a son of the late John H. and Ala A. Baker Gorby. He also was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Mae Dailey Gorby; his second wife, JoAnn Gorby; a daughter, Millicent Gorby; three sisters, Ruby Wilson, Helen Hammontree and Susannah Baker; and a brother, John Gorby Jr.
A resident of Chester for most of his life, worked as a maintenance supervisor at the former Harker China Co. and had worked as a welder at the former Crucible Steel.
He proudly served his country during WWII with the Army in the Pacific Theater and was a lifetime member of Chester VFW Post 6450 and American Legion Post 121.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathleen Smith of St. Marys and Michelle Swope of Paden City; three granddaughters, Elizabeth Fairbanks, Alexandra Smith and Laura Smith; and beloved friend, Linda Reynolds.
Graveside services were held Thursday, September 24, 2009 at the Pierpoint Cemetery in Tyler County where Pastor Jimmy Cooley officiated.

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