Peter J. Gorman, 90, died December 25. Born in New York City, NY, April 3, 1922; Peter was raised in Dumont, NJ.
Peter entered the U.S. Army
March 9, 1942. He was seriously wounded September 19, 1944 during World War II
. He received the Purple Heart
with oak leaf cluster for wounds re-
ceived during World War II and the Bronze Star
Medal with oak leaf cluster for meritorious service. Peter retired from U.S. Army in March of 1966 as a Chief Warrant Officer. During his tour of duty, he served in several key assignments: 1952-1955, Administrative Officer, 7th Engineer Aviation Brigade at Rhein Main Air Base, Germany; 1955-1958, Assistant Post Adjutant, Fort Meade; 1963-1966, Assistant Secretary of the General Staff, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, Fort Holabird.
Peter retired in 1977 as a civilian Government employee with over 35 years of government service. He lived in Glen Burnie from 1962 to 1999 and in Odenton from 1999 until the time of his death.
Peter's hobbies included bowling, spending time with his grandchildren and attending their music and sports events, and doing jigsaw puzzles. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Odenton, MD.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Nancy; five brothers; and two sisters.
He is survived by three children, two daughters, Eileen G. Mardres, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Margaret G. Frisk and her husband John of Lake Stevens, WA and son, Michael J. Gorman and his wife Nancy of Odenton; sister, Jane Bradley of Lincoln Park, NJ; seven grandchildren; and fourteen great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday at the Hardesty Funeral Home 851 Annapolis Rd Gambrills. Funeral Mass will be held on 9 a.m., Friday at St. Josephs Catholic Church 1283 Odenton Rd. Odenton. Interment to follow at Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to
1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004 www.lung.org
Online condolences may be placed at www.hardestyfuneralhome.com