In memory of
Christopher J. Gorka
In memory of
Christopher J. Gorka
Christopher J. Gorka Former history teacher; retired from Prudential Insurance Christopher J. Gorka, 67, of Roselle entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2021. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation at Walter Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday, April 8 from 4 - 8 pm. The Funeral begins on Friday at 9:00 am at the Funeral Home, thence to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Scotch Plains, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Anne Cemetery, Wall Township. To offer condolences visit www.walterjohnsonfh.com . Christopher was born in Newark to Joseph and Dorothy (Braskey) Gorka. He grew up in Union and was a resident of Roselle for the past 36 years. He graduated from Kean University with a BA in History and Master's in Education and History. After college he taught History at Roselle Catholic and Morris Catholic High Schools, where he was also a Track & Field Coach. After teaching he became a Vice President of Risk Financing for Prudential Insurance Company of Newark for 32 years, retiring in 2012. Christopher enjoyed U.S. and Military History, gardening, boating and fishing. He lived his life with courage, grace and humility. Christopher is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Nancy (Gilbert) Gorka; his loving brother Martin Gorka and his wife Anne; his nephews, Alexander Gorka and his wife Lindsey and Evan Crilley; sister-in-law Susan D'Yan and nieces, Alexandra D'Yan and Samantha D'Yan. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Christopher's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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803 Raritan Rd.
Clark, NJ 07066
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In memory of
Christopher J. Gorka
Christopher J. Gorka Former history teacher; retired from Prudential Insurance Christopher J. Gorka, 67, of Roselle entered into eternal rest on April 3, 2021. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend the Visitation at Walter Johnson Funeral Home on Thursday, April 8 from 4 - 8 pm. The Funeral begins on Friday at 9:00 am at the Funeral Home, thence to Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Scotch Plains, where a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in St. Anne Cemetery, Wall Township. To offer condolences visit www.walterjohnsonfh.com . Christopher was born in Newark to Joseph and Dorothy (Braskey) Gorka. He grew up in Union and was a resident of Roselle for the past 36 years. He graduated from Kean University with a BA in History and Master's in Education and History. After college he taught History at Roselle Catholic and Morris Catholic High Schools, where he was also a Track & Field Coach. After teaching he became a Vice President of Risk Financing for Prudential Insurance Company of Newark for 32 years, retiring in 2012. Christopher enjoyed U.S. and Military History, gardening, boating and fishing. He lived his life with courage, grace and humility. Christopher is survived by his beloved wife of 36 years, Nancy (Gilbert) Gorka; his loving brother Martin Gorka and his wife Anne; his nephews, Alexander Gorka and his wife Lindsey and Evan Crilley; sister-in-law Susan D'Yan and nieces, Alexandra D'Yan and Samantha D'Yan. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Christopher's memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.
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Walter J. Johnson Funeral Home
803 Raritan Rd.
Clark, NJ 07066
Past Services ╲╱
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