Marjorie A. O'Gurkis, age 86, of McKeesport, was called home to be with her Lord and Savior on April 10, 2022, with family at her side. Born September 26, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Clara (Lowenstein) Canfield. On April 28, 1956, she married Edmund J. O'Gurkis, who preceded her in death on April 28, 2005.
Marjorie was a graduate of McKeesport H.S. and was employed by G.C. Murphy Co. as an administrative secretary before returning to staying at home to raise her children. After her children were grown, she worked as a nurse's aide at Kane Community Living Center in McKeesport for many years. She was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, St. Patrick Church, and a Christian Mother. She was also an active member of the Renzie Seniors, the Task Force, and Lifespan.
Marjorie loved to play piano and care for animals, especially her cat, Boots. But most of all, she treasured time spent with her Grandchildren. She said they were her greatest riches! Marjorie was a genuinely kind and compassionate lady whose bright smile brought joy to all she met. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister, and friend who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Marjorie is survived by her children Joseph O'Gurkis of Hopewell, PA, and Judith (Michael) Shuke of Hopewell, PA; four grandchildren; Jennifer (Daniel) Zimmerman of Hopewell, Rebecca (Branden) Rider of Mechanicsburg, PA, Eric (Janel) Shuke of Hopewell and Emily Shuke and boyfriend Cameron McCabe of Hopewell; six great-grandchildren: Grace, Jacob, and Ava Zimmerman, Nolan and Lily Rider, Brody Shuke and with great-granddaughter Millie Shuke due to arrive in May.
In addition to her husband of 49 years, Edmund, she was preceded in death by sons, David O'Gurkis and Michael O'Gurkis; sisters, Louise (Felix) DiNino, Lelah (Billy)Vickers, Angie (John) Conners, Gertrude (Jim) Gabriel, Jessie (Tom) Betters, and an infant brother. Marjorie was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Patrick Church in McKeesport. Reverend Vincent Velas will officiate. Interment will be private at St. Joseph Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Willig Funeral Home & Crematory. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.willigfuneralcremationservices.com. Charles Danforth, Supervisor
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