Lorraine M. Gorka, 70, a resident of Andes, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at Kingston Hospital.
She was born May 5, 1944 at Jersey City, NJ, the daughter of William and Marie (Rothe) Nothstein. Lorraine married Walter A. Gorka on September 22, 1968 at Andes. Walter died on October 28, 2004.
She worked in New Jersey as a school-bus driver. She was also a beautician. She graduated from Morris Hills High School in 1962 and had been a full-time resident of Andes since 1993.
She is survived by a son, William Gorka of Pennsylvania; daughters, Theresa and her husband Gary Loud of Clinton, NJ, Catherine and her husband Anthony Mazur of San Jose, CA and Nichole Gorka of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren, Gabrielle Loud, Caden and Colton Mazur and a sister, Ricki Lee and spouse Billie Garcia.
A prayer service was held at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 at the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.
Calling hours were held on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time at noon. A committal service followed at the Andes Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Lorraine Gorka may be made to the Andes Fire Department Auxiliary, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society, Route 10, Delhi, New York 13753 or the COPD Foundation.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.