Frank M. Gorsuch III, 72, DuPont superintendent Frank...

January 11, 2002

Frank M. Gorsuch III, 72, DuPont superintendent

Frank M. Gorsuch III, a retired DuPont Co. accounting superintendent and former Owings Mills and Severna Park resident, died of cancer Jan. 4 at his home in Wilmington, Del. He was 72.

Mr. Gorsuch retired in 1985 from DuPont's Wilmington headquarters, where he had worked for 35 years as accounting superintendent in the auditing and pigments departments.

Born and raised in Owings Mills, he was a 1948 graduate of Franklin High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from the Johns Hopkins University in 1952, and later served in the Army. He was discharged with the rank of captain.

Mr. Gorsuch enjoyed coin and stamp collecting and vacationing at Nags Head, N.C. He was a former president of the Delmarva Chapter of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.

He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington, where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, the former Mary Lou Krauter; two daughters, Kathryn L. Gerard of Wilmington and Linda L. Clinton of New Johnsonville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

Sister Justine Geckle, 82, mission nursing educator

Sister Justine Geckle, a member of the Daughters of Charity and nursing educator, died of a stroke Jan. 4 at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg, the province's retirement residence where she had lived since 1995. She was 82.

Mary Elizabeth Rose Geckle was born and raised in Baltimore and was a 1936 graduate of Seton High School. She entered the Daughters of Charity in 1939 and professed her vows in 1944.

Taking the religious name of Sister Justine, she earned her bachelor's degree in 1949 and a master's degree in nursing education from Catholic University of America in 1959.

From 1963 until retiring, Sister Justine served in Bolivian missions, teaching students and physicians operating room procedures at Hospital Elizabeth Seton in Cochabamba.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Tuesday at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg.

She is survived by several nephews and nieces.


Columbus O. Lee: An obituary in Wednesday's editions misstated the name of Columbus O. Lee. According to his family, Mr. Lee never used junior after his name.

The Sun regrets the error.

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