Saturday, July 31, 2010

Katherine Kay (Christoplis) Gorsky

Katherine Kay Gorsky, age 62, was taken from us tragically on Sunday, June 27, 2010. She was born on September 20, 1947, in Sheboygan, WI, the daughter of John and Ann (Wolff) Christoplis.

Katherine was a proud graduate of Park High School. Katherine was employed with various hair salons in the Racine area before opening her own salon “The Mane Place” on Spring Street. On September 9, 1984, Katherine was united in marriage to the love of her life, Guy Gorsky, in Racine. They moved to Austin, Texas, where she pursued her career as a hair stylist until the late 1990s when they moved to the Green Lake area so she could take care of her ailing mother. For many years Katherine was a hair stylist for Tangles Hair Salon and Spa in Middleton. Katherine loved archery, racketball, photography and motorcycling. She also loved tending to her gardens and having fresh flowers in the house. Most of all, Katherine cherished her time spent with family and friends.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Guy Gorsky of Madison; her father, Johnny Christoplis; a sister, Shirley (David) Feehrer; and two brothers, Nick (Sue) Christoplis and Jim (Lynn) Christoplis, all of Racine; nieces, nephews, Todd, Nicole, Keith, Tara, Cassandra and Peter; great-nieces, Jessica, Melissa, Sydney, Mercedez, Norah and Avangelina; other loving family and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother Ann; and her niece, Kristina.

A memorial service in Racine will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home Saturday, August 7, 2010, at 2:30 p.m. wth Reverend David Echelbarger officiating. Relatives and friends may meet Saturday at the funeral home from noon until time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for individuals who have catastrophic diseases or for accident victims.

Guy would like to extend a special thank you to the first responders to the accident scene and to the staff at University Hospital for all care and compassion given during such a difficult time.

“Katherine, you’ll forever be loved and missed by so many.”

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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