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Obituary for Bryan David Gorkoski

Bryan David Gorkoski, 66, peacefully passed from this life at home under the care of Hospice Maui and comforted by family on November 12th, 2022, in Makawao, Hawaii due to chronic health conditions caused by strokes and cancer.

He is survived by his daughter, Amy Greenwood (Matt), of Whitman, Massachusetts; his son, John Gorkoski (Cendi), of Makawao, Hawaii; his granddaughter, Ava Gentile, of Whitman, Massachusetts; his mother, Jo Anne Gorkoski, of Brunswick, Ohio; his sister, Susie White (Preston) of Lakewood, Ohio. Bryan is preceded in death by his brother, Kevin Gorkoski, and sister-in-law, Ann Gorkoski, of Strongsville, Ohio.

Bryan was born on December 16th, 1955 in Parma, Ohio, and was the middle of three children to parents Chester Gorkoski and Jo Anne Gorkoski. He graduated from Padua Franciscan High School in 1974 where he was a standout member of the wrestling team going undefeated his senior year and winning the Crown Conference in his weight class. Bryan was an all-around athlete, lettering in wrestling and football and was also a guard at the local ice skating rink.

Bryan started his career shortly after high school at Ford Motor Company where he worked for over 30 years and eventually retired. He initially worked in the foundry, followed by the engine plant, then later was accepted into the skilled trades tinsmith apprenticeship program where he eventually became a journeyman in his trade.

Bryan was a loving son, father, and grandfather. He loved golfing, fishing, camping and talking politics. Bryan’s family and friends will always remember him as a happy person who loved to tell jokes, always looked on the brighter side of things, and enjoyed the simple things life had to offer. He will be greatly missed by his friends and family, but never forgotten.

A memorial service is being planned in the Cleveland area for the first week in April when family members are safe to travel to Ohio. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Bryan's life. If you would like more information, please contact Amy Greenwood at
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