Michael P. Gorman, 94, of Tellico Village, passed away peacefully Dec. 8.
Mike was born April 22, 1926, in the Bronx, N.Y., the son of Edward J. Gorman and Josephine Catalano Gorman. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during WW II from 1944-46. Mike graduated high school at age 16 and entered an accelerated college scholarship program and completed three years at Fordham University before entering the Army at age 18. He graduated from Fordham in 1947 with BA and BS degrees and planned to go into medical school. He changed his mind and earned a master's degree in investment banking.
Mike had a celebrated career for 32 years in criminal investigations with a number of agencies of the federal government. In the 1950s and 1960s, he was in a subversive unit and investigating top racketeers in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Detroit and Cincinnati. He retired in 1978 as head of internal security of the IRS for five states and investigated bribery and extortion. In retirement he had a successful 10-year career in real estate.
He was preceded in death by his wife and childhood sweetheart, Lorraine Tuthill, whom he married Oct. 21, 1950; siblings, Mary Devlin, Charles Gorman, Edward Gorman, Dolores Gorman and Josephine Walpole; and grandchild, Brian Gorman.
He is survived by his four loving children, Richard Gorman, Patricia Forgrave, Ed Gorman and Joan Haas; grandchildren, Kelly Croswait, Kevin Forgrave, David Gorman and Katie Gorman; and cherished great-grandchildren, Brennen and Myah Croswait, Lyla and Jax Forgrave, Kaysen and Kinsley Warner and Pierce and Blakely Gorman.
A celebration of life will be held in the spring. Interment was in Cincinnati, Ohio, where his wife, Lorraine, is buried.
Click Funeral Home, Lenoir City, is in charge of arrangements. www.clickfuneralhome.com