Scott S. Gorlewski

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Scott Stanley Gorlewski, of Gaylord, passed into the arms of our Lord on Saturday, February 15, 2020, the day after his 51st birthday, with his family by his side.

Scott had a sunny, loving, polite, compassionate, and giving nature.  He loved God with all his heart and lived life to the very best of his abilities.  After living a life already full of serious medical issues, in June of 2019, he was diagnosed with leukemia. He bravely battled cancer for nearly eight months.  He will be forever missed.

Scott was born in Alpena on February 14, 1969.  He attended the Gaylord schools and graduated from Gaylord High School in 1988.  Scott participated in many volunteer programs.  The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life was most important to him.

Scott is survived by his parents, Clement and Eleanore Gorlewski of Gaylord; sister, Kimberly (Jeff) Reynolds of St. Clair Shores; brother, Alan Gorlewski of Battle Creek; nieces, Samantha Reynolds of Georgetown, Kentucky and Katie Reynolds of St. Clair Shores; nephew, Jacob Reynolds of St. Clair Shores; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. from St. Mary Cathedral.

Visitation at the Nelson Funeral Home will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A Rosary will be offered at the funeral home Tuesday evening (February 18th) at 6:00 p.m.

Visitation will continue Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at the cathedral beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Burial will take place in the spring at Resurrection Cemetery in Gaylord.

The Gorlewski family appreciates all who kindly helped Scott throughout his life and his illnesses.  Thank you from the bottom of their hearts.  The angels have led Scott to heaven.

29 comments on “Scott S. Gorlewski”

  1. My heart goes out to all those who have loved and been inspired by Scott, he will be missed. As for you Scott, yippee, Yahoo give Jesus a hug for me and dance like you’ve never danced before.

  2. Ashley renkiewicz

    Oh Scott, where to I begin, I am so thankful I got the chance to take care of you and be your care giver. I sure will miss you so much it will not be the same going into work and not hearing your voice say, “Hey buddy.” It sure will be different at Woodland Acreas, you will surely be missed bud.

  3. To the family and friends of Scott, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I used to work with him at Robinson Construction back in the late 80’s and 90’s. I will never ever forget him. He was such a nice guy and a big TeddyBear. I remember a snow storm that came on late in the afternoon in December of 1990. I had my Grand National car in the parking lot and couldn’t move, I was stuck. Scott came out and lifted the back end of the car up and moved it just enough to get me unstuck!! We all laughed at that as he just did it without a second thought! He was a friend to so many and would help anyone! You lived life to the fullest. You will be missed by so many but we know where you are resting now, in The Lord’s arms, my friend!

  4. Scott, I haven’t seen you since High School, but I can still see your smile. It lit up every room. You are such a sweet person, and will be greatly missed. See you again someday my friend.
    Chrissy Beers

  5. I am extremely sorry to hear about Scotts passing. He was a student in my neighbor’s 4th grade classroom. He visited with me regularly. Later in life I would see him in Gaylord, I would walk up to him and introduce myself. He always remembered me. He always smiled and we enjoyed a joyful conversation. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.

    Ed Vergeldt

  6. Clem, Eleanore, Kim and Alan, My Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. Scotty was such a Loving, Caring person who I adored . Growing up with him was a Blessing, even though he went threw so much at a young age he always had a positive attitude towards life, and left an impact on our lives! My Mom ( Jenny O’Rourke) loved seeing him at Glen’s it made her day and many others as well! He will be truly missed by us and so many more! With our Deepest Sympathy, The O’Rourke Family

  7. Yes, as remembered, we have lost a loving, polite, compassionate, and a man generous with his giving nature. He is not forgotten but will be missed.

  8. I’m so sorry for your loss… Missed seeing him these last few months at family fare where he was well-liked by all the staff. Having known Scott for most of my life was a blessing. He will be missed dearly. Rest well, my friend.

  9. Linda (Magsig) Cogswell

    My deepest sympathies to the Gorlewski family. For so many years as our neighbor and then seeing him around town for the past 20 years, I was always impressed that he remembered me when we ran across each other. His sunny disposition will be missed around town.

  10. Dear Gorlewski Family

    Scott was a beacon of God’s love on this Earth. He was not matter what always friendly, pleasant and smiling. I will never again hear the words Hey Buddy without thinking of him, All of us at the oncology and infusion center will always remember him

  11. Scott, rest in the perfect peace of our Lord. Your presence on this Earth was truly valued. You will be missed! 🙏🕊️

  12. Barb and Mike Switalski

    Scott was a very special young man. I loved seeing him around town. It made me laugh when he would call me by my first name! God bless him and your family. He was loved by many people and I am very sorry.

    1. Oh Elenore, I am so very sorry for your loss. I used to hear stories about Scott when we worked together at B.W. they were such fun to hear. You always had me laughing by the end. Then years later, I met Scott where I used to work and he’d come in and I knew exactly who he was and I always told him who I was. He’d remind me that he went to school with my brother, LOL.

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time 💔..

  14. I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was always a kind and loving person. I am so glad I got to see him at the Hospital that day. We know that he is with Jesus and that he is not in pain anymore. I am praying for peace for your family.

  15. Scott will be greatly missed by many around Gaylord. I know I will missed our little chats we had when we met around town, usually one of the coffee shops. It’s sad to know that we will never meet like that again. Rest In Peace, Scott.

  16. To Scotty’s family, as I grew up in Gaylord I met a lot of people working at a family owned service station, When I met Clem and Scotty, you knew they were the kind of friends you wanted, real good people, I will say a prayer for You guys, I’m sure the Angles in Heaven and my Mom will enjoy having Scotty there! Love and prayers from the Tulgetske family.

  17. Heart felt sympathies to the family of a unique individual who God designed to be a joyful friend to so many here in Gaylord! The Goldsborough Family was welcomed by Scott when we first moved to this town in 2006. His demeanor was that of and overcomer, one of whose strengths included a joyful countenance no matter what the circumstances were. Scott has been loced and surlly missed ! (II Cor. 4:15)

  18. Scott touched numerous hearts, taught us many lessons, and inspired countless. I know I for one will, and have always, held him in a special place in my heart. His infectious, deep laugh, and his loving sweet smile will never be forgotten. Sleep well, Scotty. We shall one day be reunited and share endless laughter once again.

  19. Every time I would see Scott he would make me smile. He was such a brave, giving, and loving person. I don’t think he ever forgot anyone he met throughout his amazing life. I always admired his courage. Bless you, Scott.

  20. When I first attended E Free in the Spring of 2018 I heard Scott’s mighty “Amen” I was so blessed and told him so when I first met him.
    Thereafter, I would squeeze his arm and say my name and get a big hug.
    We will never know how many people were touched by his special sweet “presence”. I
    count myself as one of the blessed to have met Scott.

  21. Scott was always so good natured and had a positive impact on everyone he met. Rest in peace Scott!

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