Joachim E. "Jack" Gorze'

February 9, 1937 - October 18, 2017

Joachim Earnest “Jack” Gorze’, age 80, of Valley City went to his heavenly home on Weds. October 18, 2017. Jack was born Feb. 9, 1937 in Magdeburger, Germany to the late George and Emma Gorze’. Jack arrived in America in July 1954 and has resided in Valley City since the early 1970’s. He was a diesel engine mechanic with Ford Motor Co. Brook Park for 30 years. Jack was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Valley City. He was a member of the John W. Barkley #621 Masonic Lodge and the New Hope Chapter # 590 Ohio Eastern Star. Jack enjoyed bowling, golfing, swimming, football and baseball. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Patricia married for 59 years. Son, Jeffrey Gorze’ (wife Jane) of Johnstown, PA and daughter- Jamie Bednarski (husband Denny), of Marblehead. Grandchildren- Jason Gorze’ of Medina; Elliot Fix (wife Ashley) of Columbus and Hayley Fix, of Bay Village. Sister- Christa Rindfleisch of Litchfield. Preceded in death by siblings- Emmy, Heintz, George & Luthar “Lou” Gorze’. Celebration of Life Service, Masonic and Eastern Star Services will be held 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church 2233 Abbeyville Road, Valley City. Rev. Jim Watson, officiating. There will be an hour visitation from 3:00- 4:00PM prior to the services at the church. Family and friends are invited for fellowship and a dinner follow the services in the church gathering area. The family requests NO Flowers. Memorials may be made to the Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Road Cleveland, OH 44106 in memory of Jack. The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, has the honor of serving the Gorze’ Family.


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