Jerry Gorman – Founding member and Charter President

GORMAN, Jerry D., 81, of Richmond, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Hawkins Gorman; and is survived by his wife of 20 years, Joyce Bryant Gorman; his three children, Beth Henry and her husband, Mike, Sandy Helbert and J.D. Gorman and his wife, Rhonda; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; one brother, William Gorman; two sisters, Marguerite Miletic and Henryetta Weidman; and many other family members and friends. Jerry was the founder of Charity Companies Inc. He served as the Charter President of the Richmond chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, past Faithful Navigator of Knights of Columbus Council #395, a past president and member of the Fraternal Order Police Associates (FOPA), member of many other organizations and served his country in the U.S. Navy and Merchant Marines. Jerry loved his Irish heritage and helped found the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which used to be held in the West End. He was well-loved by everyone and his goal in life was to make people smile. Bringing humor to any situation was a favorite pastime for Jerry, including being known by many alias’ over his life. Jerry loved eating dinner (almost) every night at Pegasus and he will certainly be missed there. The family (and Jerry) would like to thank the staff at both Henrico Doctors Hospital and VCU (MCV) Medical Center, especially MaKayla, Wendy, Lauren and Erin, for all they did to help him the past few months. A funeral Mass will be offered 11 a.m. Saturday, February 9, at St. Anthony’s Maronite Catholic Church, 4611 Sadler Road, with the family receiving friends at the church beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Westhampton Memorial Park. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to St. Anthony’s Church, 4611 Sadler Road, Glen Allen, Va. 23060. Arrangements provided by Bliley’s-Staples Mill, Richmond, Va.

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