Ralph C. Gorman, 88

MAY 31, 1923-AUG. 18, 2011

August 20, 2011

Ralph Coolidge Gorman, 88, of Hagerstown, Md., died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, at his home.

Born May 31, 1923, in Welsh Run, Pa., he was the son of the late John Thomas and Mary Jane Keefer Gorman.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army

He retired after 20 years as a correctional officer with the Maryland Correctional Institution.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mary Ann Gorman; two daughters, Teena Bottenus and husband, Rick, of Baltimore, Md., and Sherry Lowry and husband, Michael, of Baltimore; one son, Larry Gorman and wife, Lorraine, of Boonsboro, Md.; one stepdaughter, Mary Kershner and husband, Randall, of Hagerstown; one stepson, Elery Martin and wife, Winnie, of Hagerstown; one brother, Glenn Gorman of St. Thomas, Pa.; three grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.    

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty Leedy Gorman; three brothers; and four sisters.

A memorial service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Anjel Scarborough will officiate.  

His body was donated to the Maryland Anatomical Board.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, or donations may be made payable to Washington County Dialysis Assistance Inc., and mailed to Meadow Kidney Care, 12931 Oak Hill Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.

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