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Elsie C. Gorman

May 16, 1917 - November 26, 2020


Waverly, New York

Date of Death:

November 26, 2020



Birth Date:

May 16, 1917

Birth Place:

Sunbury, Pennsylvania 

Service Information:

Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, New York



Forest Lawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York

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Elsie C. Gorman

Elsie C. Gorman, 103, of Waverly passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020 at Elderwood at Waverly.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jacob and Mary Wagner; her husband of 50 years, Leo Gorman; son, John F. Gorman; sisters, Mildred Donner and Juliet Donner.

Elsie is survived by her son, Richard (MaryAnn) Gorman of Waverly; grandchildren, Jason and Kameo, Jamie and Kathy, Jeremy and Jessica, Jacob, Lori and Leo; and great grandchildren, Katie, Ryan, Shaun, Nicholas, Jackson and Brock Gorman.

Elsie was born on May 16, 1917 in Sunbury, PA.  She graduated from the Geisinger Memorial Hospital of Nursing in 1939 and worked at the Tioga General Hospital in Waverly for a number of years.  She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Waverly.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:00 AM at St. James Church, 503 Clark Street, Waverly, New York With Rev. Daniel White officiating and burial follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York.  The family is being assisted by the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly, New York.  Those wishing to send a message of sympathy to Elsie’s family may visit our Facebook page or in “Obituaries” at

Sympathy Messages

Rick and Mary Ann & boys,
I was saddened to read if your mom’s passing. She was such a vital woman. A spitfire of a person. A great person. She had many years in your memories that will last you. Lifetime. 
My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. 
God Bless❤️

Rick.Maryann and boys.
So very sorry for your loss.  She was one heck of a person and a true spitfire.  Just loved going to visit her and catching up on everyone. She will be truly missed by all. so many memories of her and you all. You have sone wonderful memories if her to hold on to.

From: Pam Jacobson
My Deepest Sympathies to the Gorman family.

From: Dan and Rose Eiklor
Sincere condolences to the Gorman Family.

From: Carol Simons
I'm so sad to learn of Elsie's passing. I am out of town for several weeks and won't be able to attend her Mass. I will miss visiting with Elsie even though this virus year has kept us apart.  My sympathies to all of the Gorman family.

From: Terri wittig
I've learned alot from her. And I am deeply sorry nd send all my blessings, i miss not given her the 
Sauerkraut, the smilenon her face
. her stories will always b remembered.  She helped me in so many ways, I am sending my condolences to thr entire family and friends. She was luved and adored

From: Laura Hoppe
It is hard to sum up my almost 50 years of memories of this wonderful person. Gathering on Zoom to celebrate her 103rd birthday was wonderful. Perhaps I'll best remember her integrity, love of family and love of God.  I was blessed to feel part of her "extended" family.  My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Gorman family.

From: LoriAnn Gorman
I am so sorry to hear you passed Grandma.  All my love to you.

From: Chris & Lynette Nickels
Rick, Mary Ann & family,
Our prayers and  heartfelt sympathy goes out to you during this difficult time.

From: Donna Hortonn
Rick mary Ann and Family,
I was Elsie's hairdresser for several years before the nursing home.
I remember it was a Saturday in the winter and she was due for her hair appt. She was probably in her mid 70's. It snowed all the night before 6-8 inches,in fact. My younger clients all cancelled their Saturday am appts.
Not Elsie, who I would have expected her to cancel due to her age and the amount of snowfall. 
She arrived on time 9:00am and told me that she got up early and fired up that snowblower. She blew out the driveway and all her sidewalk area. I think she lived on a corner, so lots of sidewalk to care for. I was so shocked to see her arrive on time plus accomplish all that snowblowing task.  Remember the next day was Sunday----- __CHURCH!.
I told her that all the rest of the am clinets cancelled who lived closer to my shop aand all were much younger than she. 
She gave me a quiet coy smile with a little flash in her eye. 
I thought to myself--Whimps!!!~
She had fortitude, determination, and very dependable above and beyond the call of duty.
That was Elsie.
May  she rest peacefully with rest  of her family members -- she deserves peace and rest with the Lord.
May this story give you all a chuckle of a great memory of her.
Deepest sympathy to all,
Donna Horton

From: Bob Hughes
Rick, MaryAnn, and Family. So sorry for your loss. My mom loved visiting with Elsie and always had a great time with her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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