James J. Gorman II, a long time resident of Neversink, New York, passed away at his home on the family farm on November 16, 2018. He was 62.
James “Jimmy” was born in Staten Island, New York on June 1, 1956 and moved to Sullivan County with his parents and siblings at a young age. He spent his childhood hunting, fishing, and helping on the farm that he and his family built on Aden Hill. He graduated from Tri-Valley in 1974, where he freely dedicated his time to the FFA in various leadership roles. He went on to earn his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from SUNY New Paltz and achieved his long-time dream of becoming a Police Officer. James was fondly remembered for working with the Liberty Police Department for nearly 20 years and retiring in 2000.
In his later years, Jimmy remained passionate about the family farm where he happily worked for the remainder of his life. As a man of God, he was a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Parish in Liberty where he dedicated his time as a head Usher and continued to serve his community and the Lord.
He is preceded in death by his loving parents, James J. Gorman, I and Irene Gorman. Survivors include his children and their spouses, James Gorman III (Michelle), William Gorman (Sarah), Jennifer Zierden (Bo), Victoria Gorman and Elena Mir; two grandchildren, Mason Gorman and Luke Gorman; his four siblings, and their spouses Kathleen Erath (Bruce), Patricia Fletcher (Wayne), John Gorman (Marti), and Patrick Gorman; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2018 from 4 to 7 PM in the Harris Funeral Home, West St. at Buckley, Liberty, NY.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 10 AM in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, 262 North Main Street, Liberty, NY.
Burial will be in the Hodge Hill Cemetery in Neversink, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Tri-Valley FFA, 34 Moore Hill Road, Grahamsville, NY 12740.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home West Street at Buckley, Liberty, NY. 845-292-0001 or 845-439-5200 www.Harris-FH.com