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Sharon Lynne Gorman

November 30, 1960November 11, 2020
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Sharon Lynne Gorman, age 59, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from glioblastoma brain cancer.

Sharon was born on Long Island, but grew up in Oakland, NJ, where she met her high school sweetheart, then husband of 35 years, Phil. They most recently lived in Sparta for the past 22 years. She was a loving mother to her son, August, a philosophy instructor at Princeton University. Sharon had many talents and tried many careers over the course of her life, landing every job for which she interviewed. For many years she worked as a school social worker. Then, inspired by her father to pursue her passion, she started teaching art and opened her own business, Paint with Sharon. She took great joy in sharing the magic of painting with her students.

She is predeceased by her father, Dr. Norman Ellman. Surviving are her mother Elaine M. Ellman, husband Philip T. Gorman Jr., son Dr. August Gorman (partner Sam Cirulis), brother Douglas Ellman (partner Pat Silva), and sister Deborah Slade (husband Richard Slade), mother-in-law Marilyn Gorman, and brother-in-law Kenneth Gorman. A celebration of her life will be held for immediate family at 1:00pm on Sunday, November 22nd, and will also be live-streamed (link is posted below). A visitation from 3:30-5:00pm will follow at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main Street, Sparta, NJ. Donations may be made to the American Brain Tumor Association in her memory.

Services

  • Celebration of Life (livestream)

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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  • Public Memorial Visitation

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

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Vicky Lynch

November 25, 2020

Sharon was the best!

I’m so honored to have known her.

Phil and August I’m sending you a big hug and will always remember Sharon’s kindness, support and friendship.

When I fist moved to Sparta, she and I decided we could exercise early in the morning by walking. We made this great plan that I would leave my house “pick her up on the way around the block,” and encourage each other. The first morning, as I approached your drive there stood Sharon at the end of the driveway. She informed me that she just liked the part of encouraging each other and she would stay there and see me on the next lap!

On the second lap, she invited me in for coffee !

Linda Ellman Schwartz

November 22, 2020

I wish I was there in person, and could hug each of you. I feel so incredibly thankful that I was able to participate through the live stream. To hear each of you speak about Sharon was such an incredible gift. I loved every word, and didn't want it to end.

You all have strength, wisdom and humor and that is so clearly part of Sharon will live on through all of you.

I am struck most at the emails that you shared with us August, how incredibly philosophical your Mom's emails were to you, and that you saved them to have and to hear forever. While I am not surprised by any of the things you all mentioned today and feel like you all described the exact Sharon I have in my mind, it is this piece, this incredibly deep way she had with her words , the way she shared her wisdom that is something I want to know more and hear more about. I know it sounds crazy but it sounds like August, you should publish those emails! They would help so many people. . . I am just so touched and again so happy I could be part of this. I hope to be able to share with you in person when Covid is behind us, I really would treasure the opportunity to be together.

All my love,
Linda

Linda Ellman Schwartz

November 22, 2020

My mind keeps going to our warm, cozy and fun thanksgivings in the 1970s and 1980s. The memories are a part of my heart and soul. Sharon's vivacious smile, those adorable dimples and infectious laugh are always vivid in my mind. I remember one time we sat cutting chestnuts together at the kitchen table at her house in Oakland - I felt so lucky to be a part of her life, and do until this day.

Phil and August, Aunt Elaine, Douglas, Debbie and Rich my heart is with all of you now and always.

xoxo
Linda

Ron and Donna Tatusch

November 20, 2020

Sharon was such a free spirit and beautiful, creative soul! Ron and I have such wonderful memories with you and Phil. And our Friday night dates with dinner at Gatwyn’s followed by race night at your home were the best! But our trip to Las Vegas where we stayed at Mirage and took the gondola ride with the singing gondolier at the Venetian was awesome! Our Anniversary getaways to Aruba were also a blast hanging out by the pool and drinking frozen concoctions were such great fun too! So many wonderful memories ❤️❤️❤️ ! We love you and will miss you terribly.

Carla and Mark Sauvageau

November 16, 2020

A happy super bowl time. We will miss you.

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