Michael (Mitch) Robert Vorick, a long-time resident of Hoopeston, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014. For the past several years, due to several health issues, Mitch resided in a health care facility.
Born Sept 29, 1929, Mitch served at the front lines of the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1952. In his early youth and adult years, he received many trophies for his varied sports accomplishments. Some of his other interests included being a Little League manager, umpiring local baseball games, playing chess, checkers and cards. At one time Mitch also enjoyed hunting with friends and relatives.
On his return from the war, Mitch cared for his parents until their death.
He is survived by his sisters, Ann Vorick Harwood, Elizabeth Vorick Stephen, Mary Vorick Hines, Margaret Vorick Carter and younger brother George Lewis Vorick. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents Joseph and Mary Vorick; brothers Joseph, Steve (Sonny), John; and his sisters, Bertha Vorick Cooper and Martha Vorick Solars.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with Father Patrick O’neal officiating. A private family visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Brown-Alkire Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384. Following the burial, a memorial luncheon will be held at St. Anthony’s Church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the St. Anthony Church. Memories or photos of Mitch may be shared on his memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.