Thomas John Gorzenski

November 5, 1936 ~ April 18, 2020 (age 83)


Mr. Thomas John Gorzenski, age 83, Died Friday, April 17, 2020.  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at a future date at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 600 North Adelaide Street, Fenton, MI with Fr. David Harvey celebrant.  Interment will follow at Great Lakes Cemetery, Holly, MI (arrangements are tentative subject to easing of quarantine restrictions).  Tom was born November 5th, 1936 in Bay City, Michigan, the son of Peter and Elizabeth (nee: Kosnik) Gorzenski.  Tom’s long and fruitful life include graduating high school from St. Mary’s Preparatory High School, Orchard Lake, Michigan and later receiving a teaching degree from Bay City Junior College.  After two years of teaching and coaching, Tom served in the U.S. Army from 1959 through 1960.  Upon returning home, Tom began a successful career that would last 30+ years in sales, first with Montgomery Ward and later with the J. L. Hudson Corporation.    While mostly employed in the electronics division, Tom won numerous corporate sales awards using his friendly, warm, and down to earth personality.  Tom’s love of music was evident in how he incorporated it with his sales delivery.  Tom was a lifelong Roman Catholic and a parishioner of St. John Catholic Church in Fenton, MI for over 50 years.  He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.  Tom will mostly be remembered for how he made people feel – important, worthwhile, significant.  Tom’s warm, funny and easy personality was a blessing to so many.  Surviving are four children:   Mary Ann (Jeffrey) Kost of Linden, Lisa Ann Miller of Linden, Thomas Michael (Leni) Gorzenski of Apollo Beach, FL and Monica Ann Gorzenski of Novi; eight grandchildren, Peter, Carolyn, Corinne, Andrew, John, Maria, Jacob and Joseph.  Tom was preceded in death by his beloved former wife, Mary (O'Connor), best friend Harold Fournier, parents, and six siblings (Virginia, Virgil, Germaine, William, Henrietta and Barbara).  

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