John “Mike” Gorzek

John “Mike” Gorzek

May 6, 1950 – June 20, 2019

Longtime Alaskan and Anchor Point resident, Mr. John “Mike” Gorzek, 69, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at his home in Anchor Point with his wife by his side.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at his home located at 35760 Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. His cremated remains will be scattered off the tugboat “Augustine” in the Kachemak Bay on the same day as the service.

Mike was born May 6, 1950 in Morgan Town, West Virginia. He graduated high school, attended some college and served in the U.S. Army. In 1980 he moved to Anchorage where he lived before moving to Homer, and finally Anchor Point.

Mike was a tugboat engineer for Cook Inlet Marine, from which he retired in 2016. He loved fishing and gold panning. Mike’s favorite saying was: “Deal Be Is.”

He is survived by his wife, Jan Gorzek Knight of Anchor Point; daughters, Chazz Gorzek of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Cynthia Thorpe of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and granddaughter, Morgan Anderson of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Arrangements were made by Homer Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Please sign or visit his online guest book at

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