William Bernard Gorman, known both as Bill and “Beau” by his friends, 92 of Summit, New Jersey passed away on August 31, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family.
Bill was born on July 10, 1925, in Jersey City, New Jersey. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William H. and Mary (nee Apel) Gorman. He grew up and worked in Newark and was often referred to as “Mr. Newark” because of his vast knowledge of the city.
He worked for the City of Newark in many capacities first as a Deputy Director for the Code Enforcement, next working in the Housing & Urban Development, and lastly, as a Tax Assessor until his retirement.
After the riots, Bill was involved in getting Kenneth Gibson in office and was very active in his campaign. Kenneth was the first black mayor in Newark.
He participated in many activities and programs within the City of Newark. He was a member of the Elks, Newark, NJ, The Newark Museum Association where he would travel throughout the country and the Racing Fans Club, Philadelphia, PA. Bill loved horses and watching all different types of sports.
In 1985, he married Alicia and moved to Summit. Besides frequently visiting Belmar, NJ, they enjoyed traveling all over the world.
Bill is survived by his wife of 32 years, Alicia Domizi-Gorman. He was the step-father of Albert Tito Domizi, Monica Margaritis (Esteban) and cherished step-grandchildren; Sebastian and Nicolas Margaritis. In addition, he was survived by his siblings; Ed “Whitley” Gorman, Bernice Gorman, sister-in-law, Elba Sethson, niece, Kayleen Gorman, nephews; Ken Gorman (Jennifer), Duane Gorman (Kelley Swarthout), grandniece; Rowen Gorman (Ethan Niederer) and grandnephew; Asa Gorman (Carley Milkowski). Bill will be missed by his longtime friends who met every Friday for lunch at La Pastaria; Dr. John Ferrara, Charles Carroll and Bob Clark. He was predeceased by his brother, Francis “Buddy” Gorman and dear friend Joe Lowe.
The family would like to thank everyone for their generosity and kindness during Bill’s illness especially Dr. Michelle Elkins and her team, Summit Rescue Squad, the Summit Police Department, SAGE Meals on Wheels, Jeff Lowman, Jim Norstrop, Ruth Roessler, and Clara and Linda his beloved caretakers for the last four years.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 11:00 at the Central Presbyterian Church, 70 Maple Street, Summit, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations can be directed to the Summit Rescue Squad or to Central Presbyterian Church, ATTN: Capital Campaign.