Glenn Gorney

November 5, 1946January 22, 2013

Glenn Gorney

AGE: 66 • Toms River

Passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 22 2013 surrounded by his loving family. He graduated from St Benedict's Prep in Newark, Fairleigh Dickinson University in Rutherford, and completed his graduate work at Georgian Court College and Jersey City State College. His career aspirations were satisfied through his 40 years of dedicated service to the Southern Regional High School District as an English teacher, Assistant Principal, and Basketball coach. He loved his Harleys, trips to the Florida Keys, and living on the water.

Glenn was predeceased by his mother, Eleanor; his father, Raymond, and his brother, Greg. He is survived by his devoted partner, Sandi Mackay; his loving sister, Mary Ditta and her husband Nick, and his cherished niece, Carissa and her fiancé, Glenn. You are always with us in our hearts.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, from 12 to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. at Anderson and Campbell Funeral Home, 703 Main St., Toms River. A blessing will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River. If you desire, donations may be made to the Popcorn Park Zoo in Forked River or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital . Condolences may be made by visiting



  • Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, January 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 28, 2013


  • Burial to follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Toms River

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Mary Ditta

January 19, 2014

You are missed!

January 27, 2013

To a great coach, caring administrator, and good friend,, you will be missed bay a lot of folks and grateful kids. Thanks.
Bob and Mart Ann Dolan

Nora DePalma

January 26, 2013

I was a freshman in Mr. Gorney's first year of teaching at Southern Regional, and then had his class again as a junior. His talent and encouragement had a lasting impact on my life. I am so sad to hear this news, and want his family to know how very appreciative I am that he was my teacher.

January 26, 2013

Mr. Gorney has made a difference in hundreds of lives throughout his career at Southern. I always admire the way some people have a knack to bring out the best of others. Glenn did that day in and day out with a sense humor and fun loving smile. My heartfelt sympathy to Sandi and the family.
John Bockin
Punta Gorda, Fl.

Michele Carillo

January 26, 2013

Glenn was a respected colleague and a good friend. He will be missed as a member of the Southern Regional family. There are not many who could do his job with the same grace, wisdom and sense of humor which he brought to it. I will miss seeing him. Vaya siempre con Dios Glenn.

Robyn Lendemer-Margulis

January 26, 2013

In 1985 Mr. Gorney wrote in my yearbook " deserve all the happiness in the world. Don't forget....english is fun." Sweet sentiment while still dedicated to his teaching. I can't help but wonder if it was his influence that my biggest pet peeves involve abuse of the english language. RIP Mr. Gorney.

Doug Lynch

January 26, 2013

RIP Mr. Gorney. I have used many of the lessons you taught me in 11th grade english as I travel down the path of life. Condolences to his family and friends....

Gary Shinn

January 26, 2013

RIP Mr. Gorney. I will never forget playing on the Freshman basketball team when he was the coach.

Kimberly McDonnell Logan

January 25, 2013

May you Rest In Peace Mr Gorney! You always did keep me out of "trouble" and In English class. If it weren't for you I may not have graduated with my class. I was more in school for the social aspect instead of academics and you helped me make it through. Had I known then, It was my A.D.D. that kept me "uninterested", I may never have known the type of teacher you were. Thank you! You will missed. Prayers to your family and loved ones as they go through this difficult time.

KerryLynn Sneddon

January 25, 2013

Mr. Gorney was my FAVORITE teacher in high school if it wasn't for him and his ifinite wisdom I probably would have dropped out. You will be missed