LIBERTY - Richard J. Gormley, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, from complications of Alzheimer's disease. Richard was a former long-time resident of Warren.
Richard was born July 23, 1927, in New Haven, Conn., the only son of Michael and Elizabeth Gormley. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was graduated from Holy Cross College in 1951.
He married the former Faith Hallsworth of New York City in 1953.
Richard J. Gormley
Richard worked for Alcan Aluminum, first in Bridgeport, Conn., and then in Warren, from 1960 to 1987. In Warren, he served on the Warren Parochial School Board, the St. Mary's Parish Council, the Kennedy High School Athletic Boosters, the St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Elks. He was a church lector, Eucharistic minister and hospice volunteer.
Richard is survived by his wife, Faith, of 57 years; and nine children, Anne (Frank) Gorman of Montpelier, Va., Eileen (Bill) Maher of Columbus, Rick of Columbus, Faith (Tim) Siverd of South Hill, Va., Maura (John) Pratt of Sandwich, Mass., Kathleen of Hamilton, Michael of Xenia, Bernard (Melinda) of Newton, Mass., and Kevin (Lori) of Milford. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth.
Richard is well remembered for his love of family, country, church, sports and all things Irish. His family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Senior Independence, an adult day care facility at 25 Indiana Ave., Monroe, Ohio. Staff can be reached at 513-539-6057.
A private funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Maximilian Kolbe church in West Chester. The family will hold a memorial Mass in the summer. Richard will be buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in Hamilton. Paul Young Funeral Home made the funeral arrangements.