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Roland "Sonny" J. Gorman

October 13, 1934 ~ March 22, 2022 (age 87)


Roland J. “Sonny” Gorman, 87, of Duncansville, passed away Tuesday March 22, 2022 at UPMC-Altoona. He was born October 13, 1934 in Plum Creek, son of the late Raymond W. and Kathryn L. (Baughman) Gorman. He married Rose H. Eger on May 27, 1952 in Altoona. she passed away July 20, 2020.



Surviving are seven children; Wes (Jackie), Irene Walters, Mark (Connie), John (Melinda), Helen Miller (Robert), Guy (Valerie) and Robin Felix (Brian), daughters-in-law Jeanie and Karen, 16 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons Paul and Alan, a granddaughter Angel, two brothers Carl and James and two sisters Sally Helsel and Rosemary “Het” Imler. Roland was the last surviving member of the Gorman family.



Sonny was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Newry. He retired as a cement truck driver from New Enterprise Stone & Lime in 1997 after 28 years of service. He was previously employed at Clarence Mowery’s Farm, Bakers Summit and the Claysburg Brick Yard.



Sonny enjoyed cutting firewood, gardening, hunting, spending time with his grandchildren and listening to a good story that would make him laugh.



He was known as Sonny, Sunshine, dad, pap and white hair pap and will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially by two grandsons that called him white hair pap.



Friends will be received from 3-6 P.M. on Sunday March 27, 2022 at the Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday March 28, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Church, Newry. Interment at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.



In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society.

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March 27, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Miller Funeral Home
15257 Dunnings Hwy
East Freedom, PA 16637

Funeral Mass
March 28, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Patrick’s Church
704 Patrick Lane
Newry, PA 16665


Central PA Humane Society
1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona PA 16602

Mending Hearts Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 97, Hollidaysburg PA 16648

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