Richard Patrick Michael Gorman, 71, of Port Charlotte, FL, passed away on September 6, 2021, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital.
He was known as R. Mickey Gorman or Mickey Gorman to his friends and colleagues. Mickey was born on March 14, 1950, in Georgetown, Washington DC to Marge and J.R. “Pat” Gorman. He attended Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD, where he played in bands, including marching band. He continued on to the University of Miami, where he was an enthusiastic Hurricanes fan, and a member of Sigma Chi, before achieving his MBA at Florida Atlantic University.
Mickey had a multifaceted career – from being a newspaper/ magazine guy, Amway aficionado, CEO of Associations, and published author of both business and children’s books. He was an active member of multiple Rotary Clubs and Chambers of Commerce in both Virginia and Florida. He was an avid golfer, Stephen King fanatic, and proud member of The Blue Dog Band and The Showmen. He was also an uninhibited friend, whose charismatic personality opened doors and hearts. He loved to make people smile and laugh.
Mickey is survived by his two daughters, Stacie Gorman and Kristi Gorman Brinkley and her husband Joe; his sisters Kathy Gorman Marshall and Susie Gorman; his brother John “Buz” Gorman and wife Kathy; his niece and nephews – Edie, Phillip, Shawn, JP, and Andrew. Mickey was preceded in death by his parents Marge and J.R. “Pat” Gorman and his brother-in-law, Paul Marshall.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Mickey on Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 2 to 4 pm, at the Washington Golf & Country Club at 3017 N Glebe Road in Arlington VA 22207.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to a charity of your choice. Please check the Roberson Funeral Home in Port Charlotte, FL website for additional information and leave a message, information about your chosen donations, and a memory about Mickey there.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.