Forever In the Hearts They Leave Behind

Conrad Sylvester Gorney

April 22, 1939 – January 30, 2024


Conrad Sylvester Gorney, 84, of Mesa, died Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Conrad is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara, and their five children: Michael, David (Kelly), Julianne (Michael) Gillis, Gregory (Andrea), and Peter (Erin); grandchildren: Brandon (Samantha), Brent, Lauren (Nathan), Ryan (Kristen), Kristen, Eric, Teagan, Evan, Allison (Dylan) and Sam (Savannah); great-grandchildren:  Maizey Jo, Max, Liam, Mason, and Maddie; sister, Shirley; brothers-in-law Gary (Tania) and Tom and sister-in-law Sandy (Bill); nieces and nephews:  Darrin, Kerry, Colleen, Thomas, Jeffrey, Megan, Pathik, Joseph, Radhika, and their spouses.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and Lottie; his parents-in-law Robert & Margaret; granddaughter Lindsey; sister-in-law Patricia; brother-in-law James and his wife Kathleen; brother-in-law Philip; and nephew Brian.

Upon graduation from St. Florian High School, Hamtramck, Michigan in 1957, he worked as a computer operator at various companies in Michigan.  Conrad and Barbara were married in 1962 in Detroit, Michigan.  They started their family and lived in the metro Detroit area until moving to Laramie, Wyoming in 1976.  Conrad continued his work at the University of Wyoming until his retirement in 2002. Upon retirement, he traded his snow shovels for the dry heat of Arizona, where he lived until his death.

Conrad was a member of St. George Roman Catholic Parish in Apache Junction, where he served as an Altar Server and Eucharistic Minister for 20 years.  He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Pope John Paul I Council 7243 and St. George Assembly 2943, where he held several offices, including Grand Knight from 2009 to 2014.

Conrad loved his family, never met a stranger, and always had a joke to share.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at St. George, 300 E. 16th Avenue, Apache Junction:

Rosary 12:30 pm

Funeral Mass 1:00 pm

Luncheon immediately following.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George Roman Catholic Parish or to a charity of your choice.

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  1. Paula Hurtubise says:

    Barb and family, Mary O’Flannigan has let the St. Laurence School connection know about Conrad’s passing from this life to the next. Remembering all of you, Paula Hurtubise. Longmont, CO

  2. Jean Rux says:

    Conrad brightened my day when he was part time custodian at St. Laurence in Laramie. I had the privilege of teaching their son , Greg. Both kind and gentle souls. Rest in peace, dear Conrad.

  3. Whitney says:

    Conrad was a delight to be around , he will surely keep them
    Laughing and smiling in heaven , cheers to a great guy💜 you will be missed

  4. Thomas Wilhelm says:

    So sorry to hear about Conrad’s passing. My condolences to Barb and all the family. I taught at St. Laurence School where Conrad was the long-time part-time janitor, parent of all those great kids, and the husband to my colleague Barb. Alice and I remember his down-to-earth sense of humor and his dedication to family and to St. Laurence Church and School.

  5. PAT & REG SHIRES says:

    WE KNEW CONRAD IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER AND HE WAS FOREVER A FINE AND GENTLE SPIRIT. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!

  6. Marian Gore says:

    Dear Barb and family I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Conrad. I remember him fondly from St. Laurence School. May he rest in God’s peace. Prayers and love to all the family.

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Conrad Sylvester Gorney

April 22, 1939 – January 30, 2024


Conrad Sylvester Gorney, 84, of Mesa, died Tuesday, January 30, 2024.

Conrad is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara, and their five children: Michael, David (Kelly), Julianne (Michael) Gillis, Gregory (Andrea), and Peter (Erin); grandchildren: Brandon (Samantha), Brent, Lauren (Nathan), Ryan (Kristen), Kristen, Eric, Teagan, Evan, Allison (Dylan) and Sam (Savannah); great-grandchildren:  Maizey Jo, Max, Liam, Mason, and Maddie; sister, Shirley; brothers-in-law Gary (Tania) and Tom and sister-in-law Sandy (Bill); nieces and nephews:  Darrin, Kerry, Colleen, Thomas, Jeffrey, Megan, Pathik, Joseph, Radhika, and their spouses.

He was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and Lottie; his parents-in-law Robert & Margaret; granddaughter Lindsey; sister-in-law Patricia; brother-in-law James and his wife Kathleen; brother-in-law Philip; and nephew Brian.

Upon graduation from St. Florian High School, Hamtramck, Michigan in 1957, he worked as a computer operator at various companies in Michigan.  Conrad and Barbara were married in 1962 in Detroit, Michigan.  They started their family and lived in the metro Detroit area until moving to Laramie, Wyoming in 1976.  Conrad continued his work at the University of Wyoming until his retirement in 2002. Upon retirement, he traded his snow shovels for the dry heat of Arizona, where he lived until his death.

Conrad was a member of St. George Roman Catholic Parish in Apache Junction, where he served as an Altar Server and Eucharistic Minister for 20 years.  He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Pope John Paul I Council 7243 and St. George Assembly 2943, where he held several offices, including Grand Knight from 2009 to 2014.

Conrad loved his family, never met a stranger, and always had a joke to share.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at St. George, 300 E. 16th Avenue, Apache Junction:

Rosary 12:30 pm

Funeral Mass 1:00 pm

Luncheon immediately following.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. George Roman Catholic Parish or to a charity of your choice.

6 responses to “Conrad Sylvester Gorney”

  1. Paula Hurtubise says:

    Barb and family, Mary O’Flannigan has let the St. Laurence School connection know about Conrad’s passing from this life to the next. Remembering all of you, Paula Hurtubise. Longmont, CO

  2. Jean Rux says:

    Conrad brightened my day when he was part time custodian at St. Laurence in Laramie. I had the privilege of teaching their son , Greg. Both kind and gentle souls. Rest in peace, dear Conrad.

  3. Whitney says:

    Conrad was a delight to be around , he will surely keep them
    Laughing and smiling in heaven , cheers to a great guy💜 you will be missed

  4. Thomas Wilhelm says:

    So sorry to hear about Conrad’s passing. My condolences to Barb and all the family. I taught at St. Laurence School where Conrad was the long-time part-time janitor, parent of all those great kids, and the husband to my colleague Barb. Alice and I remember his down-to-earth sense of humor and his dedication to family and to St. Laurence Church and School.

  5. PAT & REG SHIRES says:

    WE KNEW CONRAD IT SEEMS LIKE FOREVER AND HE WAS FOREVER A FINE AND GENTLE SPIRIT. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE!

  6. Marian Gore says:

    Dear Barb and family I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Conrad. I remember him fondly from St. Laurence School. May he rest in God’s peace. Prayers and love to all the family.

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