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Edward J. Gormley

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Edward J. Gormley 1937 - 2009 ENDICOTT Edward J. "Ed" Gormley, 72, of Endicott N.Y.; passed away unexpectedly after a brief illness, on Feb. 11, 2009 with his loving wife Joanne, at his side. Ed was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 27, 1937, son of Edward J. Gormley Sr. and Muriel Grace Keppler Gormley. After moving to upstate N.Y., with his parents in 1948, Ed graduated from Dryden High School in 1955, and Mohawk Valley Technical Institute in 1957. He earned his bachelor's degree from Elmira College in 1974. Ed was a longtime employee of IBM Owego, holding several key positions and retiring with 36 years of service. He was a member of the IBM Quarter Century Club. Ed finished his career with the Loral Corporation in 1995. In retirement, Ed was the Board President for the Phase #20 Property Owners Association at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach, Delaware and served as a consultant for the Watson School of Engineering at Binghamton University. Ed was an avid golfer and enjoyed his time on the fairways with his dear friends, Walt Gasior and Jack Warden. He loved to read and had a passion for his sports car. He treasured his family, particularly his grandchildren who held a special spot in his heart. Ed leaves his wife of 31 years, Joanne E. Moore Gormley of Endicott; his children, Steven M. Gormley, and his wife Laurie, of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Christopher E. Gormley of Baldwinsville N.Y., Jennifer A. Schrantz, and her husband Tim, of Fredonia N.Y., Lauri A. Webster, and her husband Karl Pastore, of Milton, Mass., and Amy L. Murphy, and her husband Dave, of Jacksonville Fla., and his grandchildren; Michael and Matthew Gormley of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Jena, Nathan and Samuel Schrantz of Fredonia N.Y., Luke Pastore of Milton, Mass., and Taylor, Allison, Reid and Meghan Murphy of Jacksonville, Fla. He also leaves his former wife, Margaret H. DeGraff. In addition to his parents, his sister Carol Ann Gormley, and his in-laws, Lester and Anna Goodnough Moore predeceased Ed. FUNERAL NOTICE: Father Edward Zandy, will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at 10 a.m. from Our Lady of Good Counsel 200 Grippen Avenue Endicott, N.Y. The family will receive friends at COLEMAN-DANIELS FUNERAL HOME 300 E. Main Street Endicott , N.Y., on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Interment will be at Willow Glen Cemetery Dryden, N.Y., at a later date. Memorials may be made to the , 31 Adams Ave., Endicott, N.Y., in memory of Edward J. Gormley.
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 14, 2009
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