Archie R. Gurkin

Published 5:39 pm Wednesday, May 19, 2010

By Staff
CHESAPEAKE, VA. — Archie R. Gurkin, 90, died Friday, May 14, 2010. Mr. Gurkin was born in Pinetown, NC to the late James and Martha Cutler Gurkin. He served in the US Army during WWII and was a Pearl Harbor survivor and recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Gurkin was a member of the VFW Post 4809 and the DAV Post 26. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 yrs. Margarite Gurkin; sons Robert A.K. Gurkin Sr. and George A.P. Gurkin; son-in-law Roger T. Fantom.
Survivors include his daughter Ricky Ann Fantom; daughter-in-laws Millie Gurkin and Myong Gurkin. Five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren; and a very close and loving friend, Diane Griggs.
A memorial service with military honors will be held on Friday at 12 p.m. at A.G. Horton Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Suffolk, Va. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family at
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