Three-Term Erie County Leader Dennis T. Gorski Dies Aged 76 | Local News
After his last term as county manager, he worked for nine years as vice president of HealthNow, the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Western New York. He then served as a senior advisor to McCullagh Coffee Co.
Lawyer Robert Fine marveled at Mr. Gorski’s preparation, whether in government or in the jobs he held afterwards, when he read about the health insurance law or about the way coffee was prepared and processed.
âHe was a low-key man and what an official should be,â Fine said.
A lifelong Bills fan, Mr. Gorski attended the Bills ‘first game at War Memorial Stadium and the Bills’ 1964 AFL title game. He was both a season ticket holder and, as county manager, owner of the county-owned stadium.
Survivors include his 46-year-old wife, former Mary Jo Craven; one daughter, Elisabeth; four sons, Joseph, Thomas, Jonathan and Aaron; three grandchildren; and one brother, Jerome, a retired state Supreme Court judge.
âMy dad lived a very fulfilling life,â said Jonathan Gorski. âI don’t think a lot of people have had the kind of careers he’s had, both public and private.
“He was a tireless worker and the words that come to mind when I think of my father are ‘honesty’ and ‘integrity’. That’s how he lived his life,” he said. declared.