John Tyrone Goerlich, 63, passed away at home, on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, surrounded by family following an extended illness.
John was the son of Pauline Steinmeyer and stepson of Charles Steinmeyer. He attended Warren Area High School. John graduated with an associate degree from Jamestown Community College and a bachelors degree from Penn State University.

After high school, John enjoyed working at Pellegrino Foods during their early years. John considered his most challenging accomplishment to be learning the Krebs Cycle during his bio- chemistry class at Penn State. John worked briefly as a caseworker for the. PA Dept. of Welfare in Philadelphia, PA., and as a substitute teacher for Warren Area School District before starting his career as a land surveyor with American Bridge and later Allen and Company in Orlando, Fl.

John was an enthusiastic outdoorsman and especially enjoyed camping in Allegheny National Forest and Ocala National Forest, when he was in Florida. He spent a summer traveling across the United States, visiting the National Parks while camping along the way. Some of John’s surveying jobs took him to the Bahamas and the American Virgin Islands, where he very much enjoyed the island life.

John was preceded in death by his step-father, Charles Steinmeyer in 2019, and his brother-in-law, Robert Cole in 2018.
He is survived by his mother, Pauline Steinmeyer, his brother, Timothy of. Pensacola, FL, his sisters, Jeannie Cole of Home, PA., Jo Ross of Warren, PA., step-brother, Randall Steinmeyer of San Diego, CA., Step-sister, Freya Steinmeyer Wilkes of Mission Viejo, CA.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park. A celebration of John’s life will be held at a later date and time to be announced. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., Warren, PA. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.