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Robert Gorman Memorial Fund

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On Thursday, February 20th, Michele’s father, Robert Gorman, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. Front Porch Ministry has set up a memorial fund in remembrance and love.

Rob was born on December 28, 1944, to Robert J. and Mabel Gorman in Berkley, California. In 1965 Rob joined the USMC and served in Vietnam and he was honorably discharged in 1967. In 1969, Rob joined the California Highway Patrol, and after completing the academy in Sacramento, he was sent to the  Los Angeles area to start his career. In 1970, he married Donna Lynn Mooney, and together they had two daughters, Angela and Michele. Growing up in

Oakland, Rob was a twin and the eldest of five brothers. In his youth, Rob attended St. Mary’s Catholic Boys School. His passion for the outdoors started with his parents and led him to a lifelong love of fishing, camping, spending time in South Lake Tahoe and being a Boy Scout. He and his brother Rich have the distinct honor of being the first twins to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout in the Oakland area.

At the age of 20 Rob enlisted in the USMC where he was promptly shipped off to Vietnam.

In 1969, after receiving an Honorable Discharge, Rob joined the California Highway Patrol. He completed the academy in Sacramento and was sent down to the Los Angeles area to start his career of 31 years with the CHP, retiring in 2000.

In 1969, on a blind date, Rob met the love of his life, Donna. Within a few weeks he asked her to marry him, and on August 8, 1970, the two wed.

With the addition of Angela and Michele, Rob’s family was complete. He finally moved to the new Solano office and settled on Vacaville as his permanent home for his family. His unusually big backyard has seen many transformations and has been a labor of love for Rob and Donna. The memories of the numerous gatherings, parties and celebrations stand as reminder to the type of home Rob and Donna set out to create together.

Rob was preceded in death by his father, Robert Johnston Gorman, his mother Mabel, his twin brother Richard and his brother Steve. He is survived by his wife Donna, his two children, Angela (Nathan Weissich) and Michele (Thom Hazelip) his brothers Mike (Cindy) and Dave (Kathie) his eight grandchildren Samantha, Riley, Anabelle, Erin, Carey-Mae, Jessie, Hamilton and Ricky, and several beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.


All donations are tax-deductible. You will receive a year-end receipt for your records.

To mail a check, please write “Robert Gorman Memorial” in the memo and mail to:
Front Porch Ministry
PO Box 281827
Nashville, TN 37228

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