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George Jorkasky

January 24, 1956 - July 30, 2018
Traverse City, MI



Sunday, August 12, 2018
6:00 PM EDT
Friends of the Light Church
206 S. Oak St.
Traverse City, MI 49684


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Traverse City, MI 49686
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Life Story / Obituary


George B. Jorkasky, the second of two children, was born January 24, 1956, in Altoona, PA, to George P. and Dorothy (Hebler) Jorkasky.

George moved to Michigan from Pennsylvania in 1966. He graduated from Beecher High School in 1974, where he wrestled and starred as Middle Linebacker for the Buccaneers. He later attended Michigan Technological University and Northern Michigan University. George moved to the Traverse City, MI area in 1995 after spending his earlier years in and around Flint, MI.

He was a man of numerous talents, achieving professional success in automobile sales before later establishing Mold Matters, a mold inspection and remediation company. He was an unmistakable extrovert, quick to talk to a stranger, tell a joke to the waitstaff at a restaurant or command any room he walked into.

George loved his children; and enjoyed basketball, watching football, playing golf, long car rides and a good dinner out with family.

He was preceded in death by his wife Susan “Melinda” in 1993, and his mother Dorothy in 2000.

George is survived by his father George P. Jorkasky of Flint, MI; sister Mary (Robert) Carroll of Gaines, MI; his children Jason (Tamara) Jorkasky of East Lansing, MI; Justin (Sarah) Jorkasky and Jared Jorkasky of Traverse City, MI; Josh (Sarah) Jorkasky of Midland, MI; and five grandchildren, Madison, Natasha, Taylin, Jayden and Kendall Jorkasky.

A memorial service will be held 6 pm Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Friends of the Light Church (206 S. Oak St.) in Traverse City, MI. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts with the family. Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City, 231-941-9034.