Donald Martin Gorman, 90, of Manalapan passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune. He was born in Manhattan and had lived on Long Island and the Bronx. Donald lived in Shreveport, Louisiana where he was stationed at the Barksdale Air Force Base for 6 years. During this time, he proudly served in the Korean War. He then settled in New Jersey in the 1960’s with his family, but eventually making Manalapan their home. Donald worked as an Elevator Constructor for the Local 1 International Union of Elevator Constructors in New York for 40 years before retiring in the 90’s. After his retirement, he worked as an Elevator Inspector. He was a founding member of the American Legion Molly Pitcher Chapter in Englishtown, the Irish Federation, and the Knights of Columbus. Prior to all of this, he was part of the Gallopin’ Manalapan 4H Horse Club. Donald was very patriotic, and proudly raised the funds for the Manalapan Englishtown Veterans War Memorial, where he was recognized as the founder and was truly honored. He enjoyed farming and was known for being a handy man. He loved animals, especially goats and horses.
He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy Gorman; sister, Elizabeth Doherty; and brother, John Gorman. Donald is survived by his children, Ken Gorman and his wife, Lisa of Farmingdale, and Donna Potts of Lakewood; grandchildren, De-Anna Kostyszn and her husband, Eric; and great grandchildren, McKenna Kostyszn and Brody Kostyszn.
Visitation will be held at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township on Thursday, January 7, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:00 AM with his funeral service to follow. For those that cannot attend, the family invites you to participate via Webcast through our Funeral Home Website. Interment will follow in Brigadier General William C. Doyle New Jersey Veterans Cemetery, Arneytown. For the safety of the public and our staff, we are asking everyone to help us adhere to the CDC guidelines. Facemasks will be required. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Donald’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. For information, directions, or to leave condolence messages to the family, please visit www.claytonfuneralome.com