Robert V. Gorman, 92, died March 6 at the Sussman House in Rockport. He was born Aug. 20, 1923 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Michael and Mary Corrigan Gorman. Bob grew up in Buffalo and attended local Catholic schools. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. After the war Bob graduated from Canisius College in Buffalo.
Bob married Ellen Gorman in 1960 and they had two children, Paul and Mary Ellen (Meg). Bob graduated from SUNY in Buffalo with a master’s degree in Social Work. He worked for many years for Erie County in New York and finished his career as Director of Youth Services for Erie County. He also long served the United Way Steering Committee in Buffalo.
Bob was always very active in the Catholic parishes where he and his family lived. Notable was his work on the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Building Committee. He was also very active in the Waldoboro community serving on the Good Shepherd Food Pantry, West Waldoboro Community Club as president, Lions Club, Salvation Army, and the Garden Club. Bob was particularly known for his passion for gardening.
Bob was predeceased by his wife, Ellen Gorman, who died in 1998; sister, Rita Gorman; and brother, Edward Gorman.
He is survived by son, Dr. Paul Gorman and wife Katharine Weber of Birmingham, Ala.; daughter, Meg Marini and husband Gary of Franklin, Mass.; sister, Mary Ann Yetter of Hamburg, N.Y.; brother, Gerald Gorman of Lackawanna, N.Y.; grandchildren, Camryn and Kelsey Marini of Philadelphia, Penn., and Claire and Ellen Gorman of Birmingham, Ala.
The funeral mass will be held 11 a.m., Thurs., March 10 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Newcastle followed by a reception at the church. Father Fred Morse will lead the Mass. Burial will follow in the St. Patrick’s Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to the Maine Public Broadcasting Network, 63 Texas Ave., Bangor, ME 04401.
To extend online condolences, light a candle for Robert, or to share a story or pictures, visit his Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com.
Hall’s Funeral Home and Tribute Center of Waldoboro has care of the arrangements.