John Maher Gorine

April 7, 1954March 18, 2013

Jack was born April 7,1954 and raised in Randolph, New Jersey. He graduated from Trenton State College in 1978 where he was a member of Sigma-Tau-Chi fraternity and played intramural hockey. He moved to Ann Arbor in 1978 and married the love of his life, Kathy Borysko. He worked at Boysville of Michigan while attending the University of Michigan’s School of Social Work, obtaining his masters degree in 1985. Jack started his career with the U.S. government in 1986, retiring from the U.S. Probation Department for the Eastern District Court in May 2010. Together Jack and Kathy raised their three children, Allison, John and Kevin. Jack loved all sports whether playing, watching or coaching. When his children entered Ann Arbor Huron High he became not only a supportive fan, but also a tireless, mostly good humored volunteer for the swim/dive and water polo teams. It is safe to say that watching his children and their teams excel, was one of Jack’s greatest thrills. Retirement allowed Jack to spend more time with his family and friends. Most days he could be spotted walking his dog Hazel, and he always looked forward to golf outings and fishing trips, especially to the Jersey shore. He could also be found playing countless hours of hockey and was a member of the Golden Masters Hockey League, continuing to play up until January 2013. In addition to his wife and children, Jack is survived by his mother Joyce Gorine, sisters Karen and Patty, brother in laws Bob, Ron and Tim, sister in law Lori, niece Stephanie and nephews David, Joe and Ronnie. A huge hole burns in our heart with Jacks passing. We can cry for his departure but smile because he was in our life. Visitation is at Muehlig Funeral Chapel Thursday, March 21, from 4-6:30pm with a funeral service at 6:30 and a reception to follow.


  • Visitation Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • Scripture Service Thursday, March 21, 2013

John Maher Gorine

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January 26, 2014

Bernadette Borysko

April 8, 2013

Kathy, I just heard about Jack. My heart goes out to you and the kids. He was the best....always made me laugh. He will be missed. Pls tell the Allison, Kevin and John that I am so sorry for their loss ~ a hug from me to all of you.

Sally Hanselman

April 7, 2013

I was shocked and sad to read of Jack's death. I knew Jack from our work together as volunteers for Huron athletics. Jack was a great guy. He was honest, funny and a hard worker that you could always rely on. We were all lucky to have him.

Joe Keiser

April 7, 2013

kathy, allisyn,john, kevin, joyce. karen,patty,& family may god comfort you as my long time friend lays in heaven.he was a great friend, father, husband, son & brother as you all know.i am thankful & lucky to have spent so many good times with him from the RHS days to the last time I spoke to thoughts & prayers are with you always..HBDAY Governer.Love, Joe


April 4, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gorine family. Mark,Thomas,David,Mary and Bob Rozycki

Geoff Hampton

March 27, 2013

Jack was a great friend from back in the Randolph days. Prayers for his family and Prayers for him...

Carol Valent

March 25, 2013

So sorry to hear of the passing of Jack. Prayers from the Manning family, who grew up with the Gorines in Randolph.
Sincerely, Carol

March 24, 2013

We were very sorry to hear about Jack. We are thinking of you. -Kim, Marc, Andrew, Ben Gleichert and Justin Ribar.

March 23, 2013

Dear Kathy and family,
Peter and I were heart broken when we heard about Jack's passing. Peter's dad just told us today. We can remember the "family vacation" at the Jersey shore. I was just looking at a picture of Jack and Peter fishing a few days ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Peter and Lorraine

Gail Walker

March 23, 2013

To the Gorine Family and friends,
I am sorry to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was a high school classmate, and I had the pleasure of working with Joyce for many years. May God comfort you and heal you in your time of sorrow.
Sincerely, Gail (Fisher), formerly of Randolph, NJ