Gary Dean Gorin was born on July 13, 1956. He passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, after a lengthy illness. He moved to Shreveport, La., in 1981 with his first wife, Claudia, and two small children. Gary worked at General Motors, where he retired in 2006. Gary was a well-known musician; he played in several bands both as the lead guitarist and vocalist.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Vivian Gorin. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Carnes Gorin; children, Eric Gorin and wife, Andrea, Jaimee Rice and husband, Robin, all of Shreveport, La.; stepchildren, William Benjamin and wife, Bianca of Chicago, and Christina Strawser of Florissant, Mo.; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Donald Gorin and wife, Paula, of Boston, Mass., Jim Gorin and wife, Elizabeth, of Scottsville, Texas, Ed Gorin and wife, Alice, of Piasa; and nephew and friend, Eddie Jr. Gorin.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at the funeral home in Brighton.
The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to Ron and Michelle Richards, who so graciously opened their home to Gary and his wife, Barb, over the past few months while Gary underwent medical rehabilitation. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Something Bigger Than Yourself Foundation (http://www.somethingbiggerthanyourself.com/).