John "Jack" A. Gornick Jr.

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June 7, 1930 ~ November 3, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

John A. Gornick, Jr “Jack”, 93, passed away on Nov. 3, 2023. He is survived by his sister-in-law, Sandra Gornick; nephews, Ken (Susie) and their son, Paul Gornick; and Steve (Lynn) and their sons, Sage (Caitlyn) Wheelen and Blase Gornick, Scott (Kate McCaffrey) and their daughters, Rose, and Ruby Gornick; niece, Kristin Gornick (Michael) and their daughter, Sophia Novak; cousins, Mark Petros, Kathy Petros (Harry) Boling, Ray (Catherine) Petros, Jeanna Majestic Turner, Mary Ann Petros (Jerry) Wilson, Keith Gornick and Diana Gornick Day.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rose (Petros) Gornick; brother, Eugene Gornick; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Jack was born on June 7, 1930, in Pueblo, Colo., and was co-owner of Gornick Furniture 1955-2023. He enjoyed singing, music, art, acting, and design. Jack served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed at Ft. Eustis and Ft. Ord.

Jack was a member of the Pueblo Chorale, including two tours of Europe. He was a member of the Kiwanis, a board member of the Sacred Heart Orphanage, and a member of The Shrine of St Therese Church.

Rosary, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2023, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2023, both at the Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, or to Gornick Slovenian Library Museum and Genealogy Center, 211 E. Mesa Ave., Pueblo, CO 81006 Online condolences,


Rosary: November 16, 2023 6:00 pm

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


Funeral Mass: November 17, 2023 10:00 am

Shrine of St. Therese
300 Goodnight Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. I loved calling on Jack at his store. He was always so gracious and kind. If he had time, we would go out to lunch. He liked showing me the hidden gems of Pueblo and his favorite eateries.
    Rest in peace Jack. You are missed.

  2. My deepest sympathy for the family. My mom, Shirley Cline, went to school with Jack. He used to call to relay news about classmates or ask various questions that my mom might be able to research. My mom retired from the library.
    He would make mom laugh. May he rest in peace.

  3. So many wonderful memories of times together with Symphony Chorale and the current Chorale! Jack was such fun and loved to joke, and we have missed him at rehearsals for some time. He’s always been a great supporter of the Chorale, even when he wasn’t able to participate fully anymore, and I’ll always remember his witty comments at the gab sessions we’ve had over the years to reminisce about the “old days.”

    My deepest sympathy to you all.

  4. Oh I’m so sorry to hear that. I always thought he was such a great friend and I just loved him. I used to love going in there cuz he was so much fun.
    He was an excellent decorator and did the whole Beulah house for us.

    I had lost contact with him because we both were getting old. I’m sorry to miss the funeral but I can’t really see good or get there.

  5. Jack was a family friend and we always bought furniture from him. Rest in peace Jack.
    Karen Craddock, daughter of AL and Liz Craddock

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