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Daniel Drake Gorman
Daniel Drake Gorman

San Clemente Times

On the morning of May 20, 2016, Dan passed away peacefully at Countryside Nursing Home in Pilot Point, TX after a long battle with Alzheimer’s & complications from that disease.  Dan was 76 years old.

Daniel Drake Gorman was born June 10, 1939 in San Bernardino, CA.  He was the 4th son of James Alden and Helen N. (Garcia) Gorman.  During his early childhood years he was known as “Jerry”.

On June 24, 1961 Dan married Barbara Ann Thompson.

In 1962 he started his career in the insurance industry with New York Life.  In 1968, Dan moved his family to San Clemente, CA where they lived for over 40 years.  Dan started his own independent insurance agency Dan Gorman Insurance and later Mission Viejo Insurance.  In 1970 Dan received his ‘CLU’ Chartered Life Underwriter designation and in 1982 the designation of ‘CIC’ Certified Insurance Counselor.

Dan was president of the San Clemente Kiwanis Club in 1974-75 and was very active in the community.

Dans hobbies were golf, travel, snow & water skiing, fishing and flying his airplane.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents James & Helen Gorman, brothers James A. Gorman, Jr., Ronald Richard Gorman and John ‘Jack’ Gorman.

Dan is survived by his wife of 55 years Barbara Gorman of Sanger, TX.  Children: son Dan Jr. (Sue) of San Clemente, CA; daughter Dana Ann Stephens (Ron) of San Clemente, CA and daughter Christiane ‘Christie’ McClary (Ty) of Valley View, TX.  Grandchildren: Reilly & Bridget Gorman, Rachel & Shawn Stephens and Marley Mae McClary.

There will be a memorial service held for Dan on Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at Talega Life Church, 1040 Calle Negocio, San Clemente, California.

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