Vincent Gormley
1948 - 2015
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Vincent Gormley

Vincent "Vinny" Gormley died January 2 at Doughtery Hospice after a short, hard fought, battle with bile duct cancer.

Vinny was born on October 14, 1948, in White Plains, New York, and grew up in Younkers, New York. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where he studied fine arts and painting, and Stockton State College in Pomona, New Jersey, where he studied printmaking.

While living in New Jersey, Vinny's art was featured in the NJ Statehouse, shown in several exhibitions, published in two magazines, discussed in the NY Times, and awarded two first prizes in the graphic arts category.

For several years Vinny was the caretaker for his mother. After her death he moved to Sioux Falls in 2003 where he became active in politics, tirelessly working to advance countless progressive causes and candidates. His compassion and his empathy knew no bounds.

In addition to his volunteer activities, he continued working on his art which is now displayed at Oppenheimer Endocrinology, 3926 S. Western Avenue, Sioux Falls, and at Avera McKennan Hospital.

Vinny loved baking, eating good chocolate bars, and pet sitting for Jack, Baxter, and Joji.

Visitation will be held at from 1:00 - 3:00 pm Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, Main Avenue location.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Kerry Von Holtum, his administrator.






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Published in Argus Leader on Jan. 8, 2015.
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January 20, 2015
Vinny you weren't just my home care client you were a treasured friend as well. I will always remember how u could always make me laugh and your wise words of advice. I miss you my friend but I know I've got awesome guardian angel up in Heaven!
lynn harris
January 14, 2015
Vinny you fought the good fight and now you deserve a rest. You were such a caring man and willing volunteer. You fought to make life better for the everyday people. I am so glad I got to celebrate your last birthday with you. Always a smile for everyone! Vinny you were the best! Susy Blake
January 11, 2015
Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.
Clara Hart
January 10, 2015
A good man, a fine artist, a very special presence, and a friend for so many years!
Patricia Eakins
January 8, 2015
Even though he was in great pain and uncertainty about his future, Vinny was always gracious and kind. He was a good man and role model.
Michael Maynard
January 8, 2015
My dear friend Vinny! I will miss our late night talks and all the wonderful music and art you shared with me. I am so grateful that we became friends! I will remember you, always and forever. Sending you love on your journey.
Robin Page
January 8, 2015
Vince was a good man. He will be missed.
Pat Baker
January 8, 2015
Sincere condolences to Vince's family and friends. He was a good man and a talented artist. It was a privilege to know him.
Mark & Matilda Oppenheimer
January 8, 2015
Vinny was a god man. Always full of life and happiness. His smile and personality will be missed by many.
Matt Cain
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