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Michael A. "Gomer" Gore

Gore – Michael A., “Gomer”, 71, Portage, passed away on March 3, 2022. Born July 15, 1950 in Johnstown. Son of the late Lacy, “Rebel” and Mildred (Rosenbaum) Gore. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Cheryl L. “Cheri” (Miller) Gore. He is survived by his loving daughter, Sunshine (Eric) Batiste, Duncansville; granddaughters, Caitlyn and Kiersten Batiste; siblings, Deborah, wife of Joseph Macy, Salix; Cheryl, wife of James Macy, Salix and Rebecca Stiles, Johnstown; several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Mike was a US Marine Corp Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He retired after 20 years of service with the State of PA. Mike was one of the original members of the Wheels of Freedom whom they called, “Evil, Lord of Elton”. He was an avid Harley rider. Collecting many T-shirts as far away as Aruba, Cayman Islands, and Peru, South America. More than anything, Mike loved spending time with his granddaughters, taking them to the Drive-Inn’s, the Horse Shoe Curve, and concerts. He was a friend to everybody and will be remembered as the life of the party. Mike will be sadly missed by all. At Mike’s request, there will be no public viewing or service. Private inurnment will be at Dunmyer Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Military Rites conducted by Conemaugh Valley Det. #287 Marine Corps League Ritual Team. The family is being served by the Harris Funeral Home, 500 Cherry Lane, Richland. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com. Cremation by Laurel Highlands Crematory at Harris Funeral Home.


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A candle was lit in memory of Michael Gore

Mary Ellen & Barry Krisko Jul 7 2022 4:44 PM

Miss you ! Who is going to be my kickstand ? Going to talk to Toms' chop shop.

Rick Jun 2 2022 5:42 PM

I just can't imagine a world without Mike in it!! What a hero he was for me and so many others!!! Always there for everyone and never asking for anything in return. Ride free and be joyous, my friend.

Candy Morgan Apr 30 2022 11:29 AM

Still waiting to go riding our Harleys this year Mike. Have not forgotten.

Rick Apr 26 2022 6:17 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Gore

Rick Mar 31 2022 6:52 PM

Still cannot get over the loss of My Best Friend Mike. Think of him every day.

Rick Krisko Mar 29 2022 2:29 PM

To the family: You have my deepest sympathy at the passing of such a great guy. The old Hornerstown neighborhood was a really lively place because of Michael. Yep, that's what every one called him then. Like in " did you just see what Michael did" ? He'll keep heaven hopping. God bless.

Fran Jacobs Mar 10 2022 4:23 PM

So sorry to hear this very sad news. Knew Mike from the early days in the old neighborhood. Lost touch over the years. Came across this pic of the Hornerstown kids on Easter Sunday. Mike is the snappy dresser on the far left. Sympathies and prayers to the family.

PAUL JACOBS Mar 9 2022 2:57 PM

So sorry to hear this very sad news. Knew Mike from the early days in the old neighborhood. Lost touch over the years. Came across this pic of the Hornerstown kids on Easter Sunday. Mike is the snappy dresser on the far left. Sympathies and prayers to the family.

Paul Jacobs Mar 9 2022 2:55 PM

Our hearts are so heavy with the sadness of Gomer's passing. Such a great friend to our entire family. He will be sorely missed by us all. Our sympathies to his family.

Val & Bob Mar 9 2022 12:13 PM

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