PATRICIA ANN GORMAN MUNSTER, IN Patricia Ann Gorman, age 83, passed away Saturday, November 3, 2012. She is survived by three sons: Michael James (Janet) Gorman IV, Kevin Patrick Gorman, and Timothy Charles Gorman; grandchildren: Margaret Gorman, Dr. Anne (Curt Connolly) Gorman, Timothy Charles (Mariann) Gorman, Jr., and Jaclyn Marszowski; great grandchildren: Tyler Gorman and Gavin Scott Connolly. Preceded in death by her husband, Michael James Gorman III; and parents: Helen and Kenneth Wingeard. Pat graduated from East Chicago Roosevelt High School. She first attended the University of Evansville where she participated in the orchestra and girl's choir. Pat graduated from Purdue University Calumet with a B.A. in social studies and a M.S. in education. She was a teacher for the Munster School District from 1969 until her retirement in 1990. Patricia was a member of the Munster Teachers Organization where she served as secretary and negotiator. She was also a member of the American Contract Bridge League, achieving the rank of Bronze Master. Pat was also a member of St. Teresa of Avila Church. A Memorial Mass and service will be held Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. at St. Teresa of Avila Church (1511 Laporte Ave., Valparaiso, IN). In lieu of flowers, Pat asked for donations to be given to Cafe Manna at St. Teresa's Church. For information, please call 219-365-9554. Condolences may be offered by visiting www.chapellawnfunerals.com.
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Published in The Times on Nov. 7, 2012