Walt Gorman Passes Away
Industry icon and AGRR columnist Walt Gorman, owner of A-1 Windshield
Doctor, in Seekonk, Mass., died Monday morning after a battle with pancreatic
cancer. He was 77.
Gorman passed away at a Mississippi cancer center where he had gone to
receive treatment for complications of the illness. According to his wife,
Judy, he died before any treatment could begin.
Gorman had been in the auto glass repair industry for nearly 20 years.
He was a columnist for Windshield and Glass Repair (WGR) magazine, the
precursor to AGRR, throughout most of its publication, and went on to
write the Ask the Doctor column in AGRR magazine. Gorman served on the
National Windshield Repair Association board of directors for ten years
and was one of the association's founders.
In addition to his wife, Judy, Walt leaves behind six children: Walter
Jr., David, Frederick, Elizabeth, Kathleen and Susan, and four grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday, August 11, from 4-8 p.m. at William
Tripp Funeral Home in Pawtucket, R.I., and the funeral will take place
on Saturday, August 12 at noon.
Condolences can be sent to the Gorman family at:
247 Newman Ave.
Seekonk, MA 02771.
Flower arrangements can be sent to the funeral home at 1008 Newport Ave.,
Pawtucket, R.I., 02861 or, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made
to the American Cancer Association.