1935 Edward 2014

Edward Gorman

August 25, 1935 — December 15, 2014

Edward Thomas Gorman, 79, of Peoria, passed away at 9:23 a.m. on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.
Ed was born on August 25, 1935 in Peoria, a son of John and Theresa (Steger) Gorman. He married Yvonne (Adkins) Gorman on August 24, 1974 in Peoria. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2004 in Ocala, FL. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Gorman Jr. and Frank Gorman; and sisters, Rosemary Wagenaar and Jeannie Broughton.
Ed is survived by his daughters, Megan (Cary) Mandrell of East Peoria and Erin (Chuck) Gallagher of Orlando, FL; step-son, Thomas (Inger) Harrell of Washington; grandsons, Ian Mandrell and Ryan Mandrell; step grandson, L.B. (Bridgett) Harrell; three great-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; sisters, Lucille Augsburger of Peoria, Kathryn Zipper of Arcadia, FL,  Josephine DeVriese of Eureka and Marcy Frank of Spokane, WA; and brother, Bob (Betty) Gorman of Peoria.
He was in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years, guarding embassies in Europe, and later specializing in electronics in San Diego.
After thirty-three years of employment, Ed retired from Caterpillar in East Peoria as an Electronics Development Engineer. He was granted several patents for his designs during his tenure.
Ed most enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed playing cards and darts, reading and traveling. He remodeled many houses over the years, doing beautiful work on each project.
Cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Edward’s memory to the American Cancer Society.


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