July 17, 1947 - April 8, 2016
Roselle Park, New Jersey | Age 68
Guy Gregory Gurka, 68, of Roselle Park, NJ, died peacefully on Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Father Hudson House Center for Hope Hospice Care Center in Elizabeth, NJ.
Guy was born on July 17, 1947 in Elizabeth, NJ, the son of Francis and Gloria Gurka (née Borelli). Guy was married for 42 years to the late Sharon Gurka (née Smithman) with whom he had three children. Guy is survived by his son, Joseph Gurka and his companion Andrea Cerrito; his daughter Melissa Santore, her husband Charles Santore, and their three children Charles, Derek, and Joseph; his daughter Sarah Gurka and her fiancé Matthew Major; and his siblings, Gene Gurka, Peter Gurka, and Gail Burns (née Gurka), and Glen Gurka. Guy leaves behind many friends and family members, including his mother-in-law of 42 years, Dorothy Smithman, and devoted cousins Ellen and David Walling.
Guy served in the US Navy and worked as a machinist for nearly 50 years before retiring in October 2015. Guy was a humble man who loved his family, classic cars, action movies, doo-wop music, baseball memorabilia, and the New York Yankees. Guy also enjoyed watching and going to baseball games with his grandsons, Charles and Derek, attending local concerts, and relaxing in Rahway Park with his late wife, Sharon.
Private funeral arrangements have been made through Gray Memorial Funeral Home, Cranford. Guy will be interred privately in Fairview Cemetery, Westfield, NJ, with his late wife Sharon.
Please consider making a donation in Guy's honor to the Father Hudson House Center for Hope Hospice for their excellent end of life care.
Father Hudson House
111 DeHart Place
Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Gurka Family c/o Santore Family
195 Lincoln Street
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922