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Obituary: Fred H. Gorham Jr.

Fred H. Gorham Jr.

Fred H. Gorham Jr., of Glen Cove, passed away on May 18, 2009. Husband for 34 years of Phyllis and father of Drake Lyle. Also survived by his mother Marge and sisters, Evelyn Skopp and Betty Takahashi, and many extended family members including brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and “Lenny.”

After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1974, Fred became an independent MacTool Distributor serving the North Shore of Long Island, a career that spanned 35 years. Fred enjoyed all outdoor activities, but above all, was an avid sailor who contributed his time, energy and expertise to the Glen Cove Yacht Club. Fred will be greatly missed and always remembered by his family, loyal customers and the large circle of people who were so fortunate to share in his friendship and generous nature.

Visiting Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Whitting Funeral Home, 300 Glen Cove Ave., Glen Head. Funeral service 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment Locust Valley Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care Network, 99 Sunnyside Blvd., Woodbury, NY 11791.