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Thomas J. Goreham dies at 66

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Thomas J. Goreham of Las Cruces, New Mexico, formerly of Liberty Twp., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2007 at home. He was 66.

He was born Jan. 6, 1941, in Chicago, the son of John and Marcia Goreham, both of whom preceded in death.

In 1970 he and his wife Sonja were married in Kendal, Westmoreland, U.K. She survives in Las Cruces.

He is also survived by daughters, Donna Goreham of the U.K., Rochelle (Miguel) Rocha of Colo.; a son, John Goreham of Nevada; two granddaughters, Paloma and Estrella Rocha; sisters, Elizabeth Goreham of State College, Pa. and Susan Goreham Hollett of Wis.

A 1958 Liberty Twp. High School graduate, Tom grew up on a small farm at the corner of Meridian Rd. and 1050N. He always preferred working with animals or machinery. In 1965 he graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. He learned to fly and in 1968, received his commercial pilotís license. Except for a two-year period as a flight instructor at the Joliet, Ill. airport. Tom spent the bulk of his career at sea, with Lykes Lines, retiring as Captain in 1995.

Memorials may be made to: Safe Haven Animal Shelter, 144 Wyatt Dr., Las Cruces, New Mexico, 88005 or


Posted 1/2/2008