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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

James Gorham

1952 - 2021

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James F. Gorham, 68, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully on March 17, 2021. He was born October 24, 1952 in Rockford, IL, to Francis Gorham and Darlene (Dummer) Streit. He married his high school sweetheart, Lucinda Jalowy, on July 21, 1973. Jim worked for Chrysler Assembly Plant, retiring in 2008 after 32 years of service. He was a member of the Belvidere Moose Lodge and Belstone Club. He loved fishing, spending time with family, and playing with his grandsons. Jim is loved and will be deeply missed by his wife, Cindy (Jalowy) Gorham; children, Tanya (Brad) Surdick, James (Jeni) Gorham; grandsons, Kai and Dex Surdick; mother, Darlene Streit; step-mother, Geri Gorham; sisters, Judy Lamping, Cindy (Bill) Hathaway; nephews, Zach (Dena) Lamping, Tyler (Samantha) Hathaway; nieces, Dena Gates, Kaelyn Hathaway; great nieces and nephews, Aaron (Alexis) Lamping, Alyssa Lamping, Connor and Andrew Gates. He was preceded in death by his father, Francis Gorham; step-father, Donald Streit; brother-in-law, Gary Lamping. Private family services will be held to honor Jim's life.

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April Briggs

March 24, 2021 5:42 PM

Jim was one of my first union steward's. He helped me tremendously. He was very cool and loved music! RIP My friend...💜🙏🏼✌️

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March 24, 2021 11:34 AM

Deepest wishes for peace and comfort during these times of sorrow.
I always enjoyed visiting with Jim when he would come for his dental appointments. He liked to share stories, and we had a lot of good discussions about life and family. He loved his wife, children and family so much and always talked about them.
I loved how he would always work all of us individually for tooth brushes, Cindi must have had buckets of them! I hate to admit I had favorites, but Jim was on the list and always brightened our day!

Jim Surdick Jr and Kris Sullivan

March 22, 2021 12:46 PM

We are thinking of you all during this difficult time. Sending much love and comfort.
Jim Surdick Jr and Kris Sullivan

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Mike & Polly Quinn

March 20, 2021 3:48 PM

Our condolences to the Gorham family.  We worked with Jim and always enjoyed joking around with him. He was also entertaining seeing him throw the phone across the office when he was mad. He truely cared for all of us he represented  and worked hard for local 1268. Prayers for the family, Mike and Polly Quinn

Don (payroll) Nelson

March 20, 2021 6:31 AM

Sad to hear of Jim’s passing...
Worked many years with him at Chrysler....
RIP bud...

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