James Gorman

November 30, -0001 - November 29, 2010

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Gorman, James “Jim” R., age 76, loving Husband of Helen (Frankie) Gorman, devoted Father of Steven R. (Cathy) Gorman, Dawn M. (Keith) Merritt, Lori L. (Brent) Warren, and Scott V. (Barb) Gorman, dear Brother of Rubye K. Sicilano, Gennie L. McIlvaney, beloved Son of the late Robert and Mary Gorman, cherished Grandfather of 8 grandchildren. Jim retired from the Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company in 1992 after 40 1/2 years of service. Jim was the past president of the Cincinnati Claims Association. Jim’s entire life was devoted to his family and sports. Passed away Monday, November 29, 2010. Visitation will be held at Hodapp Funeral Home, 8815 Cincinnati Columbus Rd. (Rt 42), West Chester, on Friday from 5 pm until time of Funeral Service at 7 pm. Donations may be made to the Vitas Hospice, 11500 Northlake Dr. Suite 400, Cincinnati, OH 45249.


Al Siciliano Jr. - Dec 6, 2010

I am certainly so very sad to hear of Uncle Jim’s passing. At the same time, I cannot help but reflect on all the great things he did during his life and what a great man he was. Was there anything he could not do? A great family man, great athlete, great coach, great friend, etc.(AND DID I MENTION FUNNY!) What a sense of humor! We will love and miss you forever Uncle Jim.

Danny Siciliano - Dec 6, 2010

Jimmy was a great father, grandfather, uncle and friend. Everyone is better for having known him and his knack for telling interesting, funny stories was one of a kind. Our family will greatly miss him.

Danny, Mary, Daniel, Matthew and Andrew Siciliano

Danny Siciliano - Dec 6, 2010
Mark & Vicki Elmlinger - Dec 3, 2010

It is so difficult to “close” another chapter of our youth and say good-bye to a very endearing person as Jim. Two weeks ago after looking at pictures from 30 yrs. ago, I recalled playing softball in Sharonville. The only lasting memory of that time was recalling the kind, professional & yet compassionate umpire~ Jim. His kind words, his contagious smile will always be remembered. We are so sorry for your loss but take comfort in knowing how many are blessed by having known Jim.

Kathy Oliphant - Dec 3, 2010

Dear Dawn, Keith, Sean and family,

We are so very sorry to learn of your loss. We know how much your Dad loved spending time with all of you. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Jerry, Kathy, and Kristin Oliphant

The Neal Family - Dec 2, 2010

Truly a great loss. We so enjoyed talking with Jim at the boys’ baseball games. He really knew his stuff. We are blessed to have known him. He was always so good to my boys, Robbie and A.J. as he called him. He always had good baseball advice and taught A.J. how to play poker. He will truly be missed.

Bob Morgan - Dec 1, 2010

Gorman Family:

Just an old softball competitor that would like to say goodbye to a genuinely “good guy.”
Through the ‘70s, I pitched for the FOP and we had many “nip & tuck” games with the Kilowatts, most often in the city tournament. The games were always fiercely competitive, but always played in a gentlemanly fashion. In those days Cops were the enemy, and, everyone wanted to beat us –and- not always in a pleasant way. But, that was never the way when we played Jimmy and the CG&E gang. After our games, win or lose, we would go to the trunks of our cars and share a cold beverage together, and “rag” on each other as though we were teammates rather than opponents. Tommy Paff, Jules, Bud Seibel and Jimmy made us feel welcome to the classier side of Cincinnati Softball. So, goodbye my friend, thank you for these special times.

Bob Morgan

Mike Chenault - Dec 1, 2010

I worked and played ball at Hartwell with Jim he was a good man and I am truely sorry for your loss

Sue (Puckett) Atherton - Dec 1, 2010

I worked w/Jim at CG&E (my co-op job thru UC). He was such a joy as a boss and friend. He spoiled me for all future bosses! I’ve thought of him many times over the years. I hope the two of you had a wonderful life together. I’m sure he was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.

Angela Barton - Dec 1, 2010

I was always so amazed and impressed with how Uncle Jimmy could retell a seemingly simple life event and make it into a hilarious story that would have the whole room laughing. He always made me feel special, even when I was an awkward teenager. Hold those funny stories and the endless laughter and priceless moments that he created close to your heart. My family is thinking of and praying for all of you. With sincere love,

Angela, Mike, Karlie and Kassidy

Michelle Britt - Dec 1, 2010

I am so sad to hear that Mr. Gorman has passed. I have so many memories of growing up next door. I am so grateful for him being there for afternoon talks on the back porch or in the driveway, and his warm welcoming smile. My sympathies to the entire family.

Kristi A. Bryant - Dec 1, 2010

Dear Scott, Barbara and Family,

I am sorry for your loss. Although I didn’t know James, it sounds like he had a wonderful career and family.


THE WARD FAMILY - Nov 30, 2010

We are so sorry to hear of Uncle Jimmy’s passing. He was such an amazing person and always put a smile on our faces. He will be greatly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time.