A Liturgy of the Word Service for Adrian Goroski, 56, of Baker was held Nov. 27, 2012 in the chapel of Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker.
Posted November 28, 2012
A Liturgy of the Word Service for Adrian Goroski, 56, of Baker was held Nov. 27, 2012 in the chapel of Stevenson Funeral Home in Baker. Interment was in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Baker. Rosary was held Nov. 26 at Stevenson Funeral Home.
Adrian passed away Nov. 23, 2012 at Fallon Medical Complex in Baker following a short battle with cancer.
Adrian August Goroski was born Apr. 30, 1956 to Joe and Christine (Novacek) Goroski in Beach, N.D. Adrian attended country school while living in Carlyle. In 1962 the Goroski family moved to Baker where they had built a new home. Adrian attended Baker schools and graduated from Baker High School in 1973.
After high school he attended many years of college at MSU in Bozeman. He was not sure what he wanted to do when he grew up, so he went through the nursing program and was a semester short of completing that and then switched to the civil engineering program. In 1982 he enlisted in the United States Navy for a short period of time until he filed for a hardship discharge to take care of his loving wife. In the late 70s, he met his true love Nellie Bondell and the two were married Dec. 30, 1983. To this union one child was born, Christine “Chrissy” Goroski. They made their home together north of Baker until her MS could not allow for him to care for her.
Adrian was very proud of his jobs throughout life. The first was working for a water company where he drove water truck over a million miles. After the oilfield, he found the true passion in his life and that was working for the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). He just made his 25th anniversary with the State of Montana November 2. Adrian enjoyed being project manager for the state and giving all of his co-workers grief every day and they did the same over his long hair that he took pride in and including all his nicknames, such as Yeti and Sasquatch. In 2006 he became a grandfather for the first time and enjoyed his time with his two grandchildren, Grace and Arian, who always called him “Papa”. Papa stuck around our home and he seemed to become Papa to everyone including friends and family at home. He will be dearly missed and never forgotten in our hearts.
Adrian is survived by his daughter, Chrissy (Bruce) Dietz of Baker; his grandchildren, Grace and Arian Dietz, of Baker; a sister, Marlene O’Connell, of Great Falls; a brother, Jerry (Robin) Goroski of Great Falls; sister-in-law, Jackie Goroski, of Lewistown; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Christine; his wife, Nellie; his brother, Leonard Goroski; and a brother-in-law, Jerry O’Connell.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were under the care of Stevenson Funeral Home of Baker.