James Louis Gory
October 20, 1931 – April 29, 2021
James "Jim" L. Gory, 89, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021.
Jim was born in Sharpsville, Pennsylvania on October 20, 1931 to the late Louis and Mary (Rose) Gory. Jim graduated from Youngstown State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and went on to work for Babcock and Wilcox in the Nuclear Power Division from 1955 to 1966. Jim then started Beaver Explosives and successfully operated the business for 20 years before selling it. He owned several other successful businesses in his lifetime. In 1955, Jim married Delphine Seginak and enjoyed 55 years together until she passed in January of 2010. Jim enjoyed spending his free time golfing, gardening, hunting, fishing, and cooking. He enjoyed hosting large family gatherings and preparing his signature dishes for all. Jim is survived by his four children: Ellen (Bill) Ballance, James (Crystal) Gory, John (Rosemary) Gory, and Pete (Bonnie) Gory; four grandchildren: Amy, Ian, Joshua, and Chelsea; two siblings, Patricia Gardner and Fred Gory, and many other extended family members.
Along with his wife and parents, Jim is preceded in death by his sister, Josephine Pressley, and brother, Elliot Gory.
Calling hours for Jim will be held at Karlo-Libby Funeral Home on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A private funeral service for family will follow. Jim will be laid to rest next to his wife, Delphine at Sunset Hills Burial Park in Canton, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to American Cancer Society.
- American Cancer Society
Monday, May 10, 2021
James Louis Gory
May 8, 2021
When Gramma Gory passed in 1997, for the first time in my memory, Jim and I hugged, and he said to me "Hey Bro". I thought it was Jim was saying hello in the vernacular of the times and it was kind of cool of the old guy! However, just a month or so ago when Noreen and I visited him in Florida, as usual, he said "Hey Bro", and I didn't give it a second thought. Then he asked "You know where I got that don't you?" Puzzled, I said what do you mean? He said that was how our Italian dad, Louie (Luigi), greeted HIS brother George Gory, and that it was an old traditional Italian greeting of a brother - they said it in sort of an Italian-English way. I was completely amazed - we had been calling each other Bro for (in my mind) completely the wrong reason. So I'm passing it along to all who are interested -in the most Italian and respectful way. Love to all. Good memories of a good man.