|Birth: ||May 2, 1917|
San Francisco County
|Death: ||Feb. 6, 2001|
George is the son of John Jacob (Korov) Gorohoff and Emma Nick Kazakoff (1896-1980). He is one of two children: William and George. After John died and after coming to America, Emma married Frank F. Martinez (1890-1945)on 16 May 1921 in San Francisco, CA. They had two daughters, Mary and Alice.
George was married three times. He first married Mary Anne Peter Seaking about 1939. They had four children, George, Charles, James, and Robert. His second wife was Opal B. Slaven whom he married on 21 Feb 1961 in Napa County, CA. His Third wife Ella Merle ( Mae) Hamer Married 1966
Published: Thu, Feb 8, 2001 (Vacaville Reporter)
George J. Gorohoff
A memorial service for George J. Gorohoff, 83, of Yountville, will be held March 15 at 10 a.m. in the Veterans Home of California Memorial Chapel in Yountville.
Mr. Gorohoff died at the Veterans Home in Yountville following a lengthy illness. He was born in San Francisco on May 2, 1917. He was of Russian lineage and the first member of the Gorohoff family to be born in the United States.
Mr. Gorohoff graduated from Vacaville Union High School in 1935. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1936. His duty stations included several hospital ships, hospitals in Japan, Guam, Maryland and California.
He arrived at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 6, 1941, aboard the USS Castor and was attached to Mobile Hospital Unit No. 2 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He made more than 3,000 battle dressings following the attack, working in a sugar cane field set up as an emergency field hospital.
He served aboard the USS Salt Lake City during seven battles at sea in the Pacific. He also served with the 1st Marine Division as a chief hospital corpsman during the Korean War.
Mr. Gorohoff's military career spanned nearly 19 years. He received many decorations while serving his country. His medals included the Navy Unit Citation with star, American Defense with star, American Theater, Asiatic-Pacific Theater with eight stars, World War II Victory, United Nations Service, Korean Service, National Defense Service, Good Conduct with four stars, Korean Presidential Citation Ribbon, Purple Heart, and Pearl Harbor Commemorative, the last was awarded by then-President George Bush.
He was self-employed as an insurance broker for 10 years. He was a member and past president of the Native Sons of the Golden West, Parlor No. 77 in Vallejo; a life member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association; life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars; a member of the Marine Corps League; and, a former member of the Vallejo Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Gorohoff enjoyed fishing, reading and just talking with his family.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, George F. and Sharon of Vacaville, James S. and Donna Zupo of Rancho Cordova, Robert I. and Valerie Gorohoff-Zupo of Vacaville; son, Charles D. of Alameda; brother and sister-in-law, William and Marie of Vacaville; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Hollis Roberson of Fairfield; grandchildren, Deanne, George, Alyssa Potter, Sylvia, Charles D. Jr., Daniel, Jamie Zupo, Trina Zupo, Rachel Zupo, Darrell Curtis, Michael Curtis and Denise Campbell; 14 great-grandchildren; a niece and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Gorohoff Martinez; father, John Jack (Korov) Gorohoff, who died in Russia during the Russian Revolution about 1918 (he returned to his homeland to fight with his family and countrymen during the Bolshevik/Czarist Revolution); sister, Alice Martinez Powell; an aunt, Fannie Nick Fadieff.
Arrangements were handled by Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Napa.
Thank you Find A Grave contributor Nancy Poppin
Ella Merle Mae Hamer Gorohoff (1918 - 2001)
Veterans Memorial Grove Cemetery
Created by: Ruby Rogers McCormick
Record added: Feb 15, 2011
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