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“Gary was a great man. He had a true zest for life and did everything to fullest. I met Gary when my oldest son Michael and I joined the South Hills...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Paul Sklar - Pittsburgh, PA

“My deepest sympathy to Gary's family.I only met him after Mass at St George Church afew years ago...over doughnuts and coffee. I do not have all the...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Shelly Mehrenberg - Pittsburgh, PA

“Thoughts are prayers going out to you, your sons and family. I'll always remember the smile on Gary's face when he picked you up from the airport. ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Cynthia Stotts - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Mary, Linda, Ken, and families, I was so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My memories of him, Linda, and Ken go way back to our childhoods -...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Pam Harms (Borbonus) - PA

“I took care of Gary at Hillman. I was blessed to know him. He was a fighter!! His battle was long and hard He never gave up!!!! I loved all of his...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Mary and family,I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.With deepest sympathy,Tony Tabor ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Anthony Tabor - Avon, OH

“Mary,Though I never personally met Gary, his obituary reads like a life well lived publicly and privately! May his legacy live on by those he...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Mary- so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I know what a long hard road it has been for all of you. He is now with the Lord and not suffering any...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy FergusonMcGinnis - Oregon, OH

“Dear Mary and Family,So sorry to hear this sad news about Gary. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace, love and comfort from...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Mary. I can't make it to c u tonight but please except my condolences. Gary was. A great guy and I'm lucky to have known you through my flying career...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Phil Masza - Pittsburgh, PA

“Dear Mary, Chris, Gary and Alex,Our thoughts, prayers, and aching of our hearts go out to all of you. We loved Gary and are so happy he was a part of...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Alice Depew - Myrtle Beach, SC

“You have my sincere condolences for your loss may you find comfort and peace from God's word. Also cherish your memories of your loved one. 1 Peter 5...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: C T

“I am very sorry for your loss. My dad and I knew Gary through the YMCA Indian Guides and Trailblazers where we had many good times building rockets...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Brian Fink - Friend

“Im very sorry for your loss. Gary was a great guy And was a huge help on designing our addition several years ago. You have our deepest sympathy. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Ruth & Jim Dinkel - Pittsburgh, PA


Gary A. Gorski, age 70, passed away peacefully at his home in Mt. Lebanon on January 27, 2018, surrounded by his family.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Mary (Nowacki) Gorski; sons Christopher Gorski and his wife Michelle, Gary Gorski and his wife Clare, and Alexander Gorski; grandson Flynn Gorski; sister Linda Williford; and brother Ken Gorski. Gary is also survived by many loved nieces and nephews.

Gary was born on November 12, 1947 in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh to Albert and Katherine Gorski. Gary and Mary were married on October 6, 1973 and moved to their home in Mt. Lebanon in 1986.

An architect for more than 40 years, Gary began his career with the firm of Anthony J. Stillson in 1974. He also worked at Thomas Sutton and Associates, Burt Hill Kosar Rittelmann Associates, and Reid and Stuhldreher, before starting his own practice in 1991.

He was an architect of extraordinary vision, unparalleled dedication, and deep compassion. He designed every home as though it were for his own family, and left countless hours unbilled for those he thought could not afford it. Gary volunteered many hours to the South Hills YMCA and other causes. A licensed private pilot, he shared his wife Mary's love of the skies.

While architecture was his passion, his life revolved around his family. For his children, he was the coach of every team and the chaperone of every school trip. For his wife, from the first dance to the last, his love was unfailing. Throughout his life, there was nothing he loved more than spending time with his family.

The family will greet friends on Friday, February 2 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm at the William Slater Funeral Service (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp., 15220. The funeral service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, February 3 at Bower Hill Community Church, 70 Moffett St., Mt. Lebanon, 15243.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haiti Water Project c/o Bower Hill Community Church.