The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


May 26, 2013

Obituaries — Sunday, May 26, 2013


Elberta Delvira Gill

RAINELLE — Elberta Delvira Gill, 92, of Rainelle, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Fairlea, following a long illness.

She was born in Edmond, WV, on July 22, 1920, to the late William and Victoria Ramsey.

She was also preceded in death by her sisters: Winnie Steel, Maxine Higginbottom, Delvina Whitaker and Lucille Prater, her brothers: Woodville Ramsey, Basil Ramsey, Frank Ramsey and Luther Ramsey.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sister-in-law, Mary Ramsey of Rainelle, her niece, Sandra and Bill Chapman of Fenwick, her great-nephew Joey of Fenwick, and a host of other nieces and nephews.

She was employed in the medical field as a nurse in Parkersburg, WV. She attended Salem Freewill Baptist Church of Oak Hill, WV, and Ansted Baptist Church of Ansted, WV.

Graveside services will be held at the Orient Hill Cemetery, Orient Hill, WV, on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 1 p.m. Reverend John Wyatt will be officiating the services.

Wallace and Wallace Funeral Home of Rainelle will be conducting the services.

Peter Gorsky Sr.

Peter Gorsky, Sr., 81, of Beckley, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

Born June 19, 1931, in Scranton, PA, to the late John and Mary Butch Gorsky.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Virginia Kopec Gorsky; two brothers, John Gurski from Bound Brook, NJ, and Joseph Gorsky from Old Bridge, NJ; and a sister, Madeline Bilanin from Linden, NJ.

Those left to cherish his memory include a sister, Irene Sworen of Pine Brook, NJ; a son, Peter J. Gorsky and wife, Patricia, of Beckley; a daughter, Deborah I. Quinn and husband, John, of Beckley;  5 grandchildren, Courtney Wilson and husband, Joshua, of Daniels, Bethany Quinn of Beckley, Elizabeth Raney and husband, Brian, of Beckley, Mary Crawford and husband, Terry, of Beckley, James Suddreth and wife, Megan, of Beckley; 7 great-grandchildren, Catelyn and Joshua Wilson, Bailey McIntruff, Lucas Raney, Lakyn and Lani Misch, and Kelsey Suddreth; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Mr. Gorsky was a faithful member of Calvary Assembly of God, Beckley.

He served his country proudly in the United States Air Force in the Korean War from 1952 to 1955 as a Staff Sergeant. He was the owner of Stanaford Tire Shop from 1973 until 1985 and established WV License Service until he retired in 2006. He was employed by Breeze Corp, Ford Motor Company and General Motors all in New Jersey and Lee Norse Corp and an Agent for Peoples Life in Beckley.

A service to Celebrate the life of Peter Gorsky will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at Calvary Assembly of God, Beckley, with Pastor John K. Jordan officiating. Following the services Mr. Gorsky will be entombed at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Beckley.

Friends may gather with the family from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the church.

Online condolences and other information can be found by visiting

The honor of serving the Gorsky family has been given to Blue Ridge Funeral Home, Beckley.

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