Loretta Jane (Ciszek) Gorley

July 23, 1928 ~ December 27, 2019 (age 91)



Markleysburg, Pennsylvania and Dunedin, Florida

Loretta passed away suddenly on December 27, 2019 at Uniontown Hospital, Uniontown, Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Gorley was born on July 23, 1928 in Grindstone, Pennsylvania to Antoinette Mintus Ciszek and John Edward Ciszek.  As a daughter of Polish immigrants, she grew up fluent in the language, loved polka music and to dance the polka.  She also loved to speak of her first job as a teenager selling fine ladies apparel at Levy’s in Uniontown.  She was a business woman at heart that loved the grandeur of Gorley’s Lake Hotel, her days as owner of Gorley’s Motel in Ft. Lauderdale where she raised her children on the Florida beaches, and her many friends she fed as owner of Gorley’s Red Coat Tavern in Markleysburg.

In addition to her parents, Loretta is preceded in death by Sisters Elenora Schaffer and Dolores Elias, and Brother John Ciszek.  She is survived by Husband Jim, Daughter Carin Yablonski of Markleysburg and Dunedin, Florida, Son Jim Gorley (Debi) of Overland Park, KS, Granddaughters Ann Yablonski and Caroline Gorley, and Grandsons Ryan and Evan Gorley.

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