George E. Gorsuch, who retired as secretary and treasurer of a Chestertown insurance company, died Jan. 11 in Mountain Home, Ark., after a heart attack while visiting a son there.
Services for Mr. Gorsuch, who was 85 and lived in Still Pond, were held Wednesday at the Willis Wells Funeral Home in Chestertown.
He retired in 1971 after 31 years with the Kent Mutual Fire Insurance Co. He then served as a consultant to the Harford Mutual Insurance Co., with which Kent Mutual had merged.
From 1945 until 1980, he was a part-time manager of the Kent Savings and Loan Association, which was unrelated to the insurance company.
Born in Baltimore, he was a 1922 graduate of the McDonogh School and a 1926 graduate of the Johns Hopkins University.
Before moving to Chestertown, he worked in Baltimore for the investment firm of Stein Brothers and Boyce and played saxophone and clarinet in dance bands.
His wife, the former Elizabeth Jones, died in 1983.
He is survived by two sons, Gilbert Lee Gorsuch of Mountain Home and Richard E. Gorsuch of Still Pond; a sister, Edith Porter of Issue; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
The family suggested contributions to the First United Methodist Church in Chestertown, where Mr. Gorsuch was a member.