James "Jim" E. O'Gorman
Final Flight on August 04, 2010
Laredo AFB, TX 1970
James "Jim" E. O'Gorman, MSgt., USAF (Retired)
July 28, 1942 - August 04, 2010
James (Jim) Edward O'Gorman, our much loved husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at the age of 68. He was born July 28, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York, to Thomas and Eleanor O'Gorman.
Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Vietnam as an Aerial Gunner and Crew Chief on an UH-1F Helicopter, assigned to the 20th Special Operations Squadron "Green Hornets". He was awarded the Purple Heart with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Battle Stars, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Good Conduct Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters. Jim honorably retired as a Master Sergeant in San Antonio, in 1980.
He is survived by his wife Sharron O'Gorman; his children Shawn and Heather O'Gorman of Bulverde, Jason O'Gorman and Carol Grothues of Dripping Springs; Step-Children Clayton and Melissa Sowell of San Antonio, Rayleen Watson of Louisville; his grandchildren Carly, Shawn Jr., and Hailey; his brothers Thomas O'Gorman, Andy and Lana Paparella; and other siblings.
Visitation will be Monday, Aug. 9 from 6-8 pm and Funeral Services will be Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 9:00 am; both will be at Mission Park North Funeral Chapels. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 10:45 am.
Cousin Jimmy was my fathers, sisters, (Eleanor) son. My last memory of him was when he came home from Alaska, where he was stationed and left his car in my dad's garage while he was in Viet Nam. RIP cousin.
If any of Jims siblings, my cousins. read this: Tom Denise, Maureen, Edwin, Michelle red this, please contact me.
I know it's been many many years but it might be nice just to make contact again.
Posted by: Jeffrey B Krushinski - Quakertown, PA - Cousin Feb 06, 2014
Dear O'Gorman Family: Please accept my deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved. There are never any right words to express how deeply sad I am for the pain your family is enduring at this difficult time. Although I did not have the honor and pleasure of knowing him, as Chair of the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs and Military Installations, I am sincerely thankful for his valiant service in defense of our rights and freedom. His commitment to family, friends, our community, and to serving our great nation leaves a wonderful legacy. May the love and the wonderful memories you shared with him help you when you need it most. He will never be forgotten, and your family will be remembered in my prayers.
Posted by: Senator Leticia Van de Putte - San Antonio, TX Aug 09, 2010
Sharon - we were completely shocked to have read Jim's obituary in the paper. I am so sorry for your loss - We will pray for his soul. He is probably keeping St Peter laughing. Keep your faith in God. Love to you and to his children and family.
Posted by: Jean and JR Herrera - San Antonio, TX Aug 09, 2010
Rest in peace Jim. You have and will always be a part of our family. You will be missed...Thanks for that... Love Always, Tess and Jim Wilson
Posted by: Tess Scott Wilson - Bryan, TX Aug 09, 2010
Sharon and Family: I was so sorry to hear about your loss! A loss to many who knew and loved him. He will be truly missed. He was a very caring man and was there for us during a very hard time. Our love and prayers be with all of you, from the Stendebach Family. God Bless you...Pat
Posted by: Pat Stendebach - San Antonio, TX Aug 07, 2010