David C. O’Gorman
1957 – 2018
Yonkers – David Christopher O’Gorman. David because it was his mother’s maiden name, Christopher because he was born near Christmas, and O’Gorman is the family name. He died on August 5, 2018, much too young.
Born in the Bronx, New York to Joan and Eugene O’Gorman, he lived almost his entire life as a Yonkers resident. A graduate of Saunders Trades and Technical High School and Manhattan College, he worked a variety of jobs as a teenager before settling for a 20 year career in the chemical industry. David was named “Salesman of the Year” on more than one occasion and even became a plant manager for a chemical company on Alexander Street. When it closed, he decided to return to school and obtained teaching credentials from Mercy College. David has spent the past 17 years as a Yonkers Public Schools teacher of business and marketing. He has enjoyed his career, helping out whenever needed, and directed the Chess club and History Bowl club at Yonkers Middle High School.
A man of many talents and simple tastes, he has enjoyed camping, going to baseball games and concerts, and in recent years golfing. He read 100 books in the first grade and developed a love for reading, so it was fitting that he would become editor of “Chin Music” which was published in a local paper. He enjoyed the mystical and devoted time to organize and manage a MUFON group for several years.
David was loyal to family, friends and even sports. He was devoted to his mother, Joan and sisters, Tracey and Janine, their families and many relatives as well. David loved his wife Eileen and adored his children, Christine (Postelle) and Nicholas. Jaxson (Postelle), his grandchild, was the light of his life. Jaxsie held a special place in “Papa’s” heart. Friends came easily to David because he had an outgoing personality and loved people. He remained a loyal friend not only to everyone who knew him from his childhood to adulthood, but to his children’s friends as well. To know him was to love him as was witnessed by all who came long distances to visit him while he was in the hospital.
Sports were a very important part of his life. Again loyal, a forever Mets fan, his daughter’s first words were “Go Mets”. He shared his love of sports by coaching and refereeing his son, Nick’s, younger years. He supported Nick’s early career as a wrestler and influenced Nick to become a physical education teacher.
David will be missed more than words can express. The families wish to thank those who cared for him during his last days at Calvary Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations to Calvary Hospital are appreciated. Visiting hours will be at Whalen & Ball Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-9pm. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Monastery, Yonkers on Friday at 9:30am. Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Whalen & Ball Funeral Home 168 Park Avenue Yonkers, NY 10703 (914) 965-5488 www.whalenandballfh.com
Published in the The Journal News on Aug. 8, 2018
O’Gorman, David Christopher [MC???? RIP]
Guestbook: Same link
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Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.
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I believe that David is a member of the Class of 1983.
May He Rest In Peace.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
O’Gorman, David Christopher [MC1983 RIP]
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