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Mary  Louise (Nowacki) Gorski
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the humanitarian organization Refugees International or to the St. George Preservation Society.

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“Mary Lou was a life-long friend. She was an amazing person since childhood. I believe she was my first serious crush. I will always have her in my...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Michael Concanon - Punta Gorda, FL

“Mary became a member of the Bowman family when Barbara met her flying with United. We have happy memories of her visiting us all, especially to see...Read More »
2 of 19 | Posted by: Jon and Dorothy Bowman - Spokane, WA

“Mary and I flew a "line" together in February to NRT (Japan). We had flown together a few times before but that month I became better acquainted with...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Cheryl Gallego - Hueytown, AL

“Our deepest condolences to Mary's family. She was an inspiration to all who knew her with her kind & gentle personality. She would always ask how...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Allan & Mary Tingley - Amherst, OH

“My deepest sympathies to the Gorski family. Mary was truly a special person. She always had a kind word for everyone. She will be missed. I always...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Janice Dias - Jupiter, FL

“How do you acknowledge someone who served as an example for what we all should aspire to be? The minute you met Mary you knew the person she was....Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Randall & Kathleen De Alba - OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Louise was a wonderful Flight Attendant that I flew with a few times. May she Rest In Peace and Fly with the...Read More »
7 of 19 | Posted by: gloria cappetto - Pueblo West, CO

“I worked for many years at United Airlines Pittsburgh, got to know Mary in her commuting to Chicago, she was one of the nicest "commuting" crew...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: Wiliiam Chicots - Sewickley, PA

“Gorski family,I had the pleasure of working with Mary as a flight attendant for United Airlines. Mary was the kindest, most generous, selfless person...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Anthony Tabor - Avon, OH - Friend

“I just wanted to let you know how special your mom was to me while flying together with United. She always had a smile on her face and in her heart....Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Tracie Goin - IL - Coworker

“RIP Mary,I had flown with Mary over the years and she truly was one of the most kind and sincere ladies I have ever known. It was a pleasure...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Gehman - Odenton, MD

“I had the pleasure of flying with Ms. Martin a few flights and she was always do sweet and nice to me and the crew. She will be missed as she was one...Read More »
12 of 19 | Posted by: Lisa Bowers - Coworker

“Finally at peace, dear friend. We were co-commuters to Ord, and members together in Clipped Wings. You'll be sorely missed by all. ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Robbie Masco - PA - Coworker

“I knew Mary since 1978 when I started my flying career in Cleveland, Such a wonderful caring and kind women. Always smiling and having a kind word...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Rose Harper - Medina, OH - Friend

“Mary was a wonderful person . Caring and thoughtful to all. Our deepest sympathy to her family. It was always a pleasure to fly with her. ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Dawn Lang - Stow, OH - Coworker

“A beautiful soul who will be missed by so many in Chicago. I used to commute to PIT when I started flying many years ago. Met Mary and never forgot...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Alexis Pack - Chicago, IL

“Mary always had a way of making me feel special and important. I'm pretty sure she made everyone feel that way. She was a beloved friend of our...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Madison Kress - Pittsburgh, PA

“Be at peace my dear friend Together again with your loving husband. Your work is done Love You Be at peace my dear friend ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: Bonnie Wiggins - Follansbee, WV

“Mary you traded in your airplane wings for angel wings- Fly high and free in Heaven with God and Gary- will miss you - love from your UAL classmate...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy FergusonMcGinnis - Oregon, OH

Age 72, passed away peacefully at her home in Mt. Lebanon on October 15, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, Gary Gorski. She is survived by her sons Christopher Gorski and his wife Michelle, Gary Gorski and his wife Clare, and Alexander Gorski; grandsons Flynn and Emmett Gorski; granddaughters Nora and Aria Gorski; and sisters Esther Tomaszewski and Christina Schiarelli. Mary is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

Mary was born on October 4, 1948 in the Allentown neighborhood of Pittsburgh to Alexander and Esther (Schnupp) Nowacki. Gary and Mary were married on October 6, 1973 and moved to their home in Mt. Lebanon in 1986.

Mary was valedictorian of the St. George High School Class of 1966 and earned her bachelor's degree in special education from Clarion University in 1969. She became a flight attendant in February 1970 and flew the friendly skies with United Airlines for more than 50 years.

Mary taught Sunday school at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church for more than 10 years and later in life was an active member of the Bower Hill Community Church. She also volunteered countless hours with Catholic Charities, Clipped Wings, and other causes. Always putting others before herself, Mary donated nearly everything she could afford to charity.

Mary brought comfort and joy to all those around her. Throughout her life, the Gorski house was always the gathering place. It was the place where her children brought their friends, where her family celebrated Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, where people turned when they needed a place to stay. Everyone knew that they were always welcome at the Gorski house, and that Mary would greet them with kindness when they walked through the door.

Her children will remember her as an unfailingly loving and supportive mother and grandmother. For 40 years, she cheered her children through every success and supported them through every challenge. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children and grandchildren.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, (412-563-2800), 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp. 15220. The family requests that those attending wear a mask. A private mass will be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. A public memorial service and celebration of Mary's life for all friends and family will be scheduled once the Covid-19 pandemic has ended.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the humanitarian organization Refugees International or to the St. George Preservation Society.

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