John V. Gorman 79, of Cortlandville, passed away June 29, 2010 at home surrounded by his family.
John was born January 5, 1931 in Cortland the son of the late Robert V and Dorothy Keefe Gorman.
John served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War; he was employed by NYSEG for over 27years, and had been a flight instructor at Cortland Airport. He enjoyed woodworking.
John is survived by his children J. Brent Gorman of St. Louis, Missouri, Brenda J. Gorman of Cortland, Debra G. Sovocool of Syracuse, brothers Robert (Mary Elizabeth) Gorman of Tully, James (Jean) Gorman of Lafayette, Gerald (Sharon) Gorman of Cortland, sisters Helena Covey of Tully, Patricia (Dennis) Flynn of Liverpool,
Nancy (Edward) Bishop of Johnstown, Emily (William) Murphy of Tully, grandchildren Matthew and Zachary Sovocool., several nieces and nephews
John was predeceased by his wife Alice Puderbaugh Gorman April 11, 2010, sisters Janet Morse and Kathleen Mahar.
Private graveside services for the immediate family will be held Friday in Virgil Cemetery
The family would like to invite friends and relatives to a gathering at the Virgil Fire Station in memory of both John and Alice from 2-4 pm
Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Johns name is asked to consider the American Diabetes Association 6390 Fly Road East Syracuse, NY 13057
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I'm glad that Johnny was able to get home from the hospital for his passing. I have many fond memories of Johnny from the time I was little & my mother was very fond of him always. So sorry for the loss that this must be especially after losing Alice such a short time ago. Nancy Keefe Rhodes Syracuse, NY
Brenda, Brent, and Debbie, I'm so sorry about your dad, especially after just losing your mom. I have such fond memories of your dad from past reunions and visits years ago at your house with my parents, Dan and Rita Gorman. He was a great man. I apologize for the lateness of this message, but just wanted you all to know that I am thinking about you. MaryAnn Gorman Pompey, NY
We were sad to hear the newsof the loss of John and also of Alice in April. Your parents were very special people as you well know. I was able to sit down and talk to your Mom & Dad at Bill Morse's Birthday party about a year and a half ago. It was nice to see them. Your parents thought the world of their children and grandchildren. I think that's what kept them young and happy for so many years. I felt fortunate to be able to work for your Dad in my starting years in the gas department in Cortland. YOu meet a lot of people when you work for a alrge company but only a small handful mean something special to you. John was that special person, always there to help you or to teach you something. I sat in the office chair the other day that John once occupied and I quietly reflected about your Dad with fond memories and said a prayer. I see his name still on paperwork and know he hasleft his mark on only at NYSEG but also with me. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Call us if you ever need anything. In Sympathy, JIm and Robin Emm
A Memorial Tree was planted for John
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Wright-Beard Funeral Home