Oct. 15, 1924 - Nov. 11, 2016
Anthony E. Gorski of West Seneca died Friday in Mercy Hospital. He was 92.
Mr. Gorski served in the Army during World War II in Europe from 1943 to 1945. During his enlistment he was a mortar gunner, military policeman and cook. He was Honorably discharged with the Combat Infantry Badge, Distinguished Unit Badge, World War II Victory Medal, the EAMET Sc Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Following his service he worked for General Motors Tonawanda Engine Plant for 40 years in various positions on the assembly line until he was voted to represent workers as a union representative.
In his position with the Local 774 UAW Union, he was shop committee representative, worked on the bargaining committee and served as First Vice President and ultimately President where he traveled as a delegate for national contract issues.
He was also instrumental in early stages of Riverside Credit Union, serving on the supervisory committee and Board of Directors. He was Vice President and later President from 1983 to 1988.
When he retired Mr. Gorski stayed active with Local 774, serving as chairman of the Retiree and Region 9 Retirees Chapter where he helped other retirees and their widows and was known to be a problem solver.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He also was active with the VFW, Hank Nowak Amvets Post #45 and was a senior usher for Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church for over 30 years.
Mr. Gorski was a die-hard Sabres and Bills fan and enjoyed bowling.
He is predeceased by his wife of 66 years the former Barbara Topolski, and is survived by three daughters Susan Schubbuck, Joanne Pellegrini, Denise Tuczynski and Lori Wool; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.