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Sgt Mark Allen Gorzik

Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA
Death 28 May 2013 (aged 29)
California, USA
Burial Leasburg, Crawford County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 111816361 · View Source
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Staff Sergeant Mark Allen Byrd Gorzik, Jr., U. S. Marine Corp, Camp Pendleton, San Diego, California formerly of Leasburg, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the age of 29 years, six months and six days.

Staff Sergeant Gorzik was born at Rolla, Missouri on November 22, 1983 to Mark Byrd, Sr. and Shelby K. Williams. He was raised in the Leasburg area and was a 2002 graduate of Bourbon High School. After his graduation, Mark enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served three tours in Iraq and one tour in Afghanistan. He attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, two Combat Action ribbons, Afghanistan Campaign medal, Iraq Campaign medal, gold War of Terrorism medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary medal, National Defense medal and the NATO medal. In his free time he enjoyed the outdoors which included camping, hunting, fishing, golf and hiking. He was known as a wonderful father and his son Adam, was his life.

He is survived by a son, Adam Keith Gorzik of San Diego, California; his father, Mark Byrd and wife Vicki of St. James, Missouri; his mother Shelby Gorzik and husband Ryan of Leasburg, Missouri; a brother Matthew Gorzik of the state of Oregon; sisters, Amanda Shifflett and husband Marcus of Houston, Texas, Katie Gorzik of Leasburg, Missouri, Courtney Gorzik of Leasburg, step-sisters, Amanda Studdard of Sullivan, Missouri and Amber Roller of St. James, Missouri; grandmother, Shirley Williams of Leasburg, Missouri, Michael J. and Vicki Gorzik, a niece, Caoilin Schoonveld; three nephews, Connor Studdard, Deagan Studdard and Jackson Herrod; aunts and uncles, Michael and Debbie Gorzik and children Michael, Tony, Autumn and Sara; Ghris and Kimberly (Gorzik) Dierkes and children, Stetson, Caitlin and Sierra, Kyle and Heather Gorzik, Eric and Dana Gorzik and children, Eric, Sam, Shiana and Lucas, Gregory and Tracie Gorzik and children, Kaytlyn and Courtney; other relatives and many friends.

Mark was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Nadine Waisner and Judity Ann Gorzik; grandfather, Claude Byrd; step-grandfather, Rolla Waisner,great-grandmother, Muriel Gorzik and a cousin Andrew Michael Gorzik.




  • Created by: Diane
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111816361
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Mark Allen Gorzik (22 Nov 1983–28 May 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111816361, citing Lea Cemetery, Leasburg, Crawford County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Diane (contributor 47064130) .