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Mary Jo Gurchik

October 27, 1940 October 19, 2019
Mary Jo Gurchik
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Mary Jo Gurchik (nee: Kaufman) 78, of Elyria passed away Saturday October 19, 2019 at St. Mary of The Woods in Avon following a long illness. She was born October 27, 1940 in Cleveland. Mary Jo was a member of St. Jude Church. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed gardening and camping. Survivors include two daughters; Mary Cay Doherty (Kevin) of Olmsted Twp., Molly Apo (Derek) of Strongsville, three sons; Stephen J. Gurchik Jr. (Kristina) of South Amherst, Joseph C-K Gurchik (Heather) of Elyria, Matthew J-P Gurchik (Tamara) of Olmsted Falls. Additional survivors include fifteen grandchildren; Megan, Michael, Daniel, Catherine, Tyler, Stephen, Jayden, Ashley, Brandon, Derek, Andrew, James, Emma, Jensen, Henley one great grandchild; Brantley, two sisters; George Ann Latham (Chuck) of South Carolina, Jean Robinson (David) of North Carolina, and a brother; Joseph Kaufman (Marcy) of Olmsted Falls. Mary Jo was preceded in death by her husband of thirty five years; Stephen J. Sr., a daughter; Suzanne, her parents; Joseph and Maureen (nee: Jensen) Kaufman. The family will receive friends 4-8 PM Wednesday October 23, 2019 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 547) Elyria (440)322-4626 where closing prayers will be at 10:30 AM on Thursday. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Thursday October 24, 2019 at St. Jude Church 590 Poplar St. Elyria. The Reverend Father Joseph Scalco, Pastor will be the Celebrant. Burial will be at St. Mary Cemetery in Elyria. Memorial contributions in Mary Jo’s memory may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences to the family may be expressed at

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St. Mary Cemetery Final Resting Place

Elyria, OH

Elyria OH
United States

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