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Gary L. Sorensen | 74

January 26, 1947 - August 19, 2021

Gary L. Sorensen, 74, of 108 Wehler Road, St. Marys, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, August 19, 2021, after passing away at his home following a lengthy illness.

He was born January 26, 1947, in Port Allegany, son of the late Earl and Ida Forness Sorensen. Gary graduated from Smethport Area High School, Class of 1964, and had resided in St. Marys since 1967. He was a retired employee of Keystone Carbon Company, retiring after 40 years of service, and went on to work at Walmart for two years.

On October 26, 1947, in the Queen of the World Church, Gary married Mary Virginia Miles, who survives.

He is also survived by his sister, Connie Razey and her husband David of Olean/Portville, NY; his niece, Christine Hoyt and her husband Kevin; his nephew, Daniel Razey and his wife Patty; and by his great-nieces and nephews.

Gary was a member of the Queen of the World Church. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, and shooting.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Friday, August 27, 2021, at 10:00 AM, with the Rev. Jeffery Noble, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Penn Highlands Community Nurses, Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857; the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857; the Crystal Fire Department, 319 Erie Avenue, St. Marys, PA 15857; or to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.



Funeral Service

August 27, 2021
10:00 am
Queen of the World Church

Final Resting Place

August 27, 2021
11:00 am
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Sorry to learn of Gary’s passing, we worked together for many years at Keystone. He made many beautiful wooden projects for us. I am sorry he never got to come to our camp, so he could see how nice and how helpful these projects were. He also made a quilt rack for my wife, which she really loves and it hangs at the top of our staircase. He reloaded many rounds of ammo for me over the years and was always willing to help.

  2. Dear Ginny:
    I was deeply saddened upon learning of Gary’s passing. What a great and talented guy! He definitely lived a life worthy of celebrating. I always enjoyed our conversations during his visits to my office; and, I appreciated the confidence he had in me to facilitate his life’s journey. Nothing but my good thoughts are with you. Take care, Randall Kurtz, DC

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