Harry Thomas Gorman

Born: Sun., Sep. 9, 1928
Died: Fri., Jun. 16, 2017

Private Committal


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Jun. 20, 2017
Location: Donald B Thompson Funeral Home

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Mr. Harry Thomas Gorman, 88, Frederick died Friday June 16 at Frederick Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Annetta Powell Gorman. Born in Ft. Loudan, PA on September 9, 1928 he was a son of the late Harry T. Sr. and Lavina Gallagher Gorman. Harry attended Mercersburg High School and the Philadelphia Museum School.

His extensive career has included working for several government contractors, as well as owning his own business, performing design work, creating illustrations, and photography. In addition, he was a talented fine artist.

He will be truly missed by all who love him and is especially remembered for his wicked sense of humor, his kind heart, his humble nature, and always putting others before himself. He was a US Army veteran of the 4th Infantry from 1950 until 1952.

Surviving, beside his wife, is one daughter Cynthia Hamilton; three grandchildren David and Michael Hamilton and Jessica Warren, his sister Rosetta Gorman, mother-in-law Ursula Powell, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Erika and Craig Small, brother-in-law Charles Powell and companion Nancy Althouse, nephews and nieces, Rock and Cathy Wetzel, Todd and Christa Small and daughters Vivian and Georgiana, Tyler and Stephanie Small, and Sarah and Josh Butler. He is also remembered by his close friend Beverly Stevens. He was predeceased by his father-in-law James Powell Jr. and his brother Wayne Gorman.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday June 20 from 6 to 8 PM at the Donald B. Thompson Funeral Home, 31 E. Main St., Middletown. Funeral services will be private. Rev. Dr. Kathy Vitalis Hoffman will officiate. Interment will be made in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Middletown.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Cancer Society.
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Charitable donations may be made in Harry's memory to the following organization:

American Heart Association
5252 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 75231
Tel: 1-800-242-8721

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Gloria Jean James
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017
I worked with Harry back in the early 80's in Rockville. I remember him as being quite the prankster. Rest in peace Harry, rest in peace.

Linda Reed
   Posted Tue June 20, 2017

I am sorry for your loss. Your and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


   Posted Wed June 21, 2017
It has been quite some time since I have seen Uncle Harry, but my family thought about him often. His first wife was our Dad's sister. I have good memories of Uncle Harry. When we would go to visit them in Frederick in the mid to late '60's, it was like going to the big city. Uncle Harry always made us kids laugh. I remember going to visit one time around Christmas. His was the first car I had seen a car with power windows, also, during that same trip, it was the first time I had been to a Kentucky Fried Chicken. It's funny how simple things like that stick in your mind, but my goodness, they are good memories none the less.

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