Roland Gorman, 44, of Washington, DC, died suddenly September 17, 2012, at Inova Fairfax Hospital, in the presence of his family and friends. He leaves his wife Anna Shestopalova, his siblings Christine Gorman Purcell, James Gorman, Anne Gorman, Rose Polyakova and their spouses, eight nieces and nephews, cousins and countless friends.
Born September 15, 1968, to the late John Aloysius and Joan Gorman of Hyattsville, Maryland. He attended St. Vincent Pallotti and High Point High Schools in Prince Georges County, Maryland, and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland College Park. His career in international development and information technology took him to Moscow, Russia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and frequently to Chisinau, Moldova. A lifelong hiker, rock climber, camper and outdoorsman, he frequently sailed the Caribbean and taught sailing at Belle Haven Marina in Alexandria, Virginia.
A Memorial Mass will be held at noon on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 310 South Royal Street, Alexandria, Virginia, followed by a Memorial Reception at Pat Troy's Ireland's Own, 111 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, the family has identified two charities in Roland's interests. You may donate to
the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, 269 Hanover St., Bldg. 3, Hanover, MA 02339(www.bafound.org). Additionally, the Association of Moldovans in USA "Casa Mare" has initiated the establishment of a Fund named for Roland Gorman, who was a Board Director and one of its most active participants. Donations to this fund can be made in a form of a check made out to "Association of Moldovans in the USA," and in the explanation line – "Roland Gorman Fund") and mailed to 2425 L Street, NW, Apt. 602, Washington, DC 20037.