In memory of
Thomas Joseph Gorman
In memory of
Thomas Joseph Gorman
Thomas Joseph Gorman May 23, 1947 - Feb. 12, 2020 Tom was born May 23, 1947 at the "old St. Vincent's Hospital" in Portland. He was the first of five children born to John "Jack" and Rita Marie (VanDomelen) Gorman. He enjoyed a wonderful childhood in Beaverton, attending school at St. Cecilia's and graduating from Sunset High School with the class of 1965. He loved fishing, playing baseball and horseshoes. Tom served in the Air Force and after returning received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University and worked as a graphic artist before starting his own graphic design business. Tom met Cindy when she replied to an ad he had placed in the Willamette Weekly. After a four year courtship, the two were married March 1,1987 on the beach at Hug Point on the Oregon coast. Tom enjoyed visiting his rural living grandparents and picking strawberries on their farm each summer. He had always dreamed of living out in the country, so they made their home on Dixie Mountain north of North Plains, Ore. There, they raised their darling daughters Amanda and Allison. He loved the coast and enjoyed taking vacations there and at State Parks for over 30 years. When his children were young, they would camp in tents at the beach, but later upgraded to staying in yurts, Beverly Beach being a favorite. He loved to beach comb and especially find agates to add to his collection. Tom had many collections including comics and MAD magazines. He loved music, especially on vinyl and especially the Beatles. He once played bass guitar and dreamed of being in a band. Tom was a fan of the Yankees, the Cowboys and old Chevy's. While he hadn't cooked much since his single days, he could make a great stroganoff or apple pie for dessert. Tom loved dogs and cats and usually had more than a few enjoying life on the mountain all through the years. In the last few years after Snoopy the last of the family dogs died, Tom became a cat lover and took great enjoyment petting, talking to and giving treats to his kitties. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, John Gorman. He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy; two children, Amanda Diamond and Allison Gorman; three siblings, James, Kathleen and Susan. Services provided by Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Homes 503-357-8749 Online guestbook and complete obituary is at dvfuneralhome.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Forest Grove, OR 97116
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In memory of
Thomas Joseph Gorman
Thomas Joseph Gorman May 23, 1947 - Feb. 12, 2020 Tom was born May 23, 1947 at the "old St. Vincent's Hospital" in Portland. He was the first of five children born to John "Jack" and Rita Marie (VanDomelen) Gorman. He enjoyed a wonderful childhood in Beaverton, attending school at St. Cecilia's and graduating from Sunset High School with the class of 1965. He loved fishing, playing baseball and horseshoes. Tom served in the Air Force and after returning received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Portland State University and worked as a graphic artist before starting his own graphic design business. Tom met Cindy when she replied to an ad he had placed in the Willamette Weekly. After a four year courtship, the two were married March 1,1987 on the beach at Hug Point on the Oregon coast. Tom enjoyed visiting his rural living grandparents and picking strawberries on their farm each summer. He had always dreamed of living out in the country, so they made their home on Dixie Mountain north of North Plains, Ore. There, they raised their darling daughters Amanda and Allison. He loved the coast and enjoyed taking vacations there and at State Parks for over 30 years. When his children were young, they would camp in tents at the beach, but later upgraded to staying in yurts, Beverly Beach being a favorite. He loved to beach comb and especially find agates to add to his collection. Tom had many collections including comics and MAD magazines. He loved music, especially on vinyl and especially the Beatles. He once played bass guitar and dreamed of being in a band. Tom was a fan of the Yankees, the Cowboys and old Chevy's. While he hadn't cooked much since his single days, he could make a great stroganoff or apple pie for dessert. Tom loved dogs and cats and usually had more than a few enjoying life on the mountain all through the years. In the last few years after Snoopy the last of the family dogs died, Tom became a cat lover and took great enjoyment petting, talking to and giving treats to his kitties. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, John Gorman. He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy; two children, Amanda Diamond and Allison Gorman; three siblings, James, Kathleen and Susan. Services provided by Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Homes 503-357-8749 Online guestbook and complete obituary is at dvfuneralhome.com Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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Services Provided By
Duyck & VanDeHey Funeral Home - Forest Grove
9456 NW Roy Rd.
Forest Grove, OR 97116
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