Lawrence B. Gorby

NEW WATERFORD–Lawrence B. Gorby, 86, a longtime resident of the area, passed away Jan. 8 at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

He was born April 29, 1933 in Middleton Township, son of the late Bartlett and Lillian Gertrude Wilson Gorby.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Lois Hixson Gorby; two daughters, Kathy (Todd) Dillan of Enon Valley and Linda (Ron) Foster of East Palestine; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Barger of New Springfield and Carolyn (Holly Koester) Barnes of Cleveland; two stepsons, Rusty Barnes New Springfield and Scott (Tricia) Barnes of New Waterford; a brother, Clifford Gorby of Columbiana; two sisters, Hazel Ewing of Salem and Florence Barnhouse of Bethesda, Ohio; twelve grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a stepson, Don Barnes.

Following his wishes, no services will be observed at this time. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made in Lawrence’s name to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

Linsley-Royal Funeral Home in East Palestine is in charge of arrangements.