Cover photo for Genevieve Marie Gorecki's Obituary

Genevieve Marie Gorecki

November 21, 1921 — June 5, 2022

Genevieve Marie Gorecki

On June 5th Genevieve Marie (nee Sniatecki) Gorecki passed into history as one of the original "Rosie the Riveters", helping build Dive Bombers in California while her soon-to-be husband, Edmund Gorecki, was serving in the Pacific in WWII.

As a member of the "Lincoln Lassies" in Grand Rapids, Genne thoroughly enjoyed golfing for many years with her close friends. Until her last day she would not miss a Golfing tournament on TV, especially if Phil Mickelson was playing.

Genevieve was born on Nov 21, 1921 and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She had an older brother Frank Snow and a younger brother - Vincent Sniatecki, both deceased.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund, grandson Brian Bigler and her daughters Carol Tyler and Jacquelyn Jankowski and looked forward to seeing them again soon.

Genne is survived by her daughter, Sandra Braun, her son, Gerald Gorecki (Christine), seven grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Genevieve was held in high regard by the members of her large Sniatecki (Snow) family in the Grand Rapids area and beyond, and was often visited in Las Vegas by many at events like her recent 100th Birthday celebration.

In about 1958, Genevieve attended Tracy Beauty Academy in Grand Rapids, was asked to become an instructor there and eventually started her own Beauty Shop. It was a social center in the neighborhood area and references to it were still heard at her 100th celebration.

Genevieve eventually moved to Las Vegas in 1995 and was known to all as a fun-loving, generous woman who loved her family and enjoyed all of her friends at Boulder Cascade in Las Vegas.

Always quick with a joke or a humorous memory, she was known as "The Sunshine Lady" whose task it was to spread joy to anyone in her community in need of support or cheering-up.

No one questions whether she successfully fulfilled that task. In recent years her friends generously drove her to appointments or in many cases brought over food when they "had more than they needed", to save Genne the trouble of cooking. She almost always had a cake to share.
Genevieve's last request was to be sent to the California Beach area, where there were so many fond memories and where she often returned during her years in Las Vegas. Genne Gorecki will be missed by many.

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