Imants Gorbants

Imants Gorbants, 92, of Marlborough, died Sunday July 16, 2017 at home, surrounded by his family. Born July 22, 1924 in Latvia, he immigrated to the United States in 1950 to Boston on a boat from Sweden with 117 fellow Latvians. He was transferred to Ellis Island where he spent 4 months. He was sponsored by the Fimbers family from Bridgeport and came to Connecticut.  He married his wife Lauma Krastins Gorbants on September 1, 1951. He worked for the Moore Special Tool Co. for 38 years. He retired to a home he built in Leyden, MA and moved to Marlborough in 1998. He conducted services in the Latvian church as a lay minister. Besides his wife he is survived by his 2 daughters, Eva Gorbants and Ingrid Drozdal and 4 grandchildren, Evan, Nathan, Kristen and Jaimie. Services will be private. For online condolences please visit