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December 15, 1946 - October 31, 2023
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John “Jack” Gursky, age 76 of Old Forge, passed away Tuesday at home, after an illness. On April 21, 2010, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 41 years, Margaret “Peggy” (Larnerd) Gursky, and his daughter, Denise Perry, on February 5, 2014.
Born in Taylor on December 15, 1946 and son of the late Henry and Agnes (Novotka) Gursky, Jack was a graduate of Riverside High School’s Class of 1964. Upon graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy where he proudly served his country. Prior to his 1967 honorable discharge, he was honored with both the National Defense Service and Armed Forced Expeditionary Medals. For over three decades prior to his retirement, Jack was a member of the Local Carpenters Union #445.
Jack was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post #306 in Taylor where he served in countless ways, from holding several offices to being a vital fundraising volunteer. He was always proud of his impact on Post #306. He was also a longtime member of the Old Forge V.F.W. Post #4954.
Jack never passed up a good trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino (the Joker Poker machine just lost its best customer).
Above all else, Jack was a loving Dad who was always proud of his girls. A loving brother, grandpa, uncle and amazing friend to all who knew him, Jack will never be forgotten.
He is survived by his adoring family including three daughters, Sherry Neary of Springbrook Twp., Jacqueline Gursky of Scranton and Dena Ambrose of Springbrook Twp; six grandchildren, Siobahn Parker, Angus Neary and wife Adrienne, Darlene Gursky, Ernie and Morgan Deininger and Cadence Ambrose; four great grandchildren, Kenadie, Kam’ren, Kamera and Maggie; siblings, Geanine Giglio and husband Theodore (Ted) of Old Forge and Daniel Gursky and wife Joan of Washington, N.J.; and nieces, nephews and countless friends.
Military services by the AMVETS Honor Guard are scheduled for Sunday at 4:00 PM in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Family and friends may pay their respects on Sunday from 2:00 PM until services. Services by Rev. Dr. Michael Shambora and burial at Marcy Cemetery in Duryea will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jack’s name to the American Legion Post #306 c/o 208 S Main St, Taylor, PA 18517.