News and Tribune

November 13, 2013

James Girard Vorgang, 97; Jeffersonville

Visitation and a celebration of life for James Girard Vorgang, 97, Jeffersonville, will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at The Villages at Historic Silvercrest, 1809 Old Vincennes Rd., New Albany, with a service at 3 p.m. Saturday. He died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born April 14, 1916, to Mabel B. and Joseph M. Vorgang Sr. in Palmyra. He began his career in the automobile business with his father at Vorgang Motor Sales in Jeffersonville. He ran the family business for many years and later sold real estate. In addition, he worked for the Department of Urban Renewal of Jeffersonville for 20 years and served on the zoning board until his retirement. He was an excellent mechanic who loved working on cars. Sunday drives, boating on the Ohio and traveling to Europe and Iceland were some of his greatest pleasures.

He is survived by his loving wife of more than 73 years, Ruth Susan; three daughters, Diane “DeeDee” Gagliardi and her husband, Ron, Jane Ellen Dillion and her husband, Duffy, and Carolyn Cundiff and her husband, Joe; two sisters, Georgia Kovacic and Lila Belle McWilliams; a granddaughter, Melissa Lingo; four grandsons, Ben and David Harder, and Jeff and Matt Cundiff; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel B. and Joseph M. Vorgang; a brother, Joseph M. Jr. “Bud”; and a great- grandson, Larry Settles.

The family would like to thank Rolling Hills and Lincoln Hills for their outstanding care as well as our dear caregiver, Jennifer Miller.

Memorial contributions can be made to First Presbyterian Church of Jeffersonville, Kosair Charities or CASA of Jeffersonville.

Scott Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

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