Ogden Britton Gorham II of Lancaster, PA passed away June 1st at his home surrounded by his family after a long battle with cancer. Ogden has been a resident of Lancaster, PA for the past 24 years. Ogden was born December 3rd, 1956 in Yardley, PA to Joyce Gullowsen and the late Ogden Gorham. He attended Pennsbury High School. Following his time in Yardley, he joined the Navy as a corpsman and continued his devotion to the medical field attending Temple and Drexel University, obtaining his certification as a Physician Assistant. Specializing in cardiology, cardiothoracic and neuro surgery, he was a pioneer in his profession.
In addition to his devotion to the medical field and helping others, he held an even higher devotion to his family and friends. His hobbies included golfing, sailing, laying out at the beach, attending car shows and working on his house, garden and his own collection of antique cars (toys). Those who knew him will remember him most for his sense of humor, fun loving attitude and positive outlook on life. He always lit up a room with a smile and a contagious laugh and always enjoyed a good prank when the opportunity presented itself. Above all, he will be remembered for being a loving and devoted father to his children.
Ogden is survived by his children Chris and Cate Gorham, his mother Joyce Gullowsen, brother John Gorham (Stacey), sister Margaret Gorham, nieces and nephews, former wife Angela Gorham, and many loving friends. He was predeceased by his father Ogden Gorham and sisters Marcia Robinson and Jill Anderson.
A celebration of Ogden’s life will include a memorial service on Tuesday June 6th at 11am at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 East Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601. We ask that all who knew Ogden send the family memories or pictures which embody the wonderful life he lived (141 Treetops Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601).
to his family…
I was saddened to hear of Og’s passing. He was a great guy, I will miss him and remember him always.
Dear Chris, Cate, and family
Was so sorry to hear at Mass this weekend about your dad’s passing . Sending you my deepest condolences, prayers for the Lord’s peace and consolation, and the blessing of beautiful memories of someone who loved you so very, very much. May the choirs of angels come to greet him.
I have only fond memories of his hospitality and good humor. I had the opportunity to experience one of the largest southern rock concerts with Oggie in Virginia back in his Navy days. What a blast we had. Rest in peace. A very kind, happy & caring man.
Peace to the family …
Ogden was always ready with a quick smile and a funny story to share. He had an infectious laugh and was always a friend to everyone he met. I will cherish the memories of the years we worked to together on the Open Heart Surgery Team. Ogden was a true professional and a caring, humane caregiver. He was a beautiful human being and true fighter. God has certainly added a wonderful Angel by His side.
To the family of Ogden,
We are saddened to hear of his passing. He was a very interesting and unique person. My friend and I enjoyed his company at Hot Z having a couple of beers and talking about classic cars and his Camaro. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to his family at this most difficult time . May he Rest In Peace!
To the family of Ogdon:
I’m very sad to hear of Ogdon’s passing away. He was a scholar and a gentleman. I will miss his smiling face,his waving to me and our talks. But I will miss him. He was a great neighbor and I am so glad I got to meet Angela, Cate and Chris. A great support family that took excellent care of Ogdon. My heart goes out to all of you. He has his Angel wings now. OK Ogdon it’s your time to soar!!