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Sunday, January 13th we lost a beloved, longtime member of our
Fellowship Family, Wendy
Landau. Our hearts go out to her husband, David,
and daughters, Tracey
and Alex. Wendy's
compassionate, graceful presence, and friendship will be missed by
many in our community.
will celebrate her life together on Saturday, February 2nd at
2:00pm. The service will be led by Rev. Alison Miller in our
sanctuary. All members and friends are invited to come. The
service will be followed by a reception hosted by the Landau
will be a time for people to share stories or thoughts about Wendy
during the service. If you cannot make the service, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
with a message to be shared aloud.
lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made
to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance in Wendy's honor:
you've been to LOAS 2 in the last 2 years, you most likely
remember Pat Gorman and Tuna (Steve) Flores. They wore fun
colorful clothing. They also led the Qigong workshop. Pat also had
mobility issues and used the Vic mobile. It is with great sadness
I inform you all of Pat's passing a few days ago. Pat was amazing
in her ability to smile and fully engage in life despite the
physical pain she endured for many years. Her health declined
quickly after Star. Tuna and Pat's many friends stood by her side
to the end. Please hold both Pat and Tuna in your thoughts at this
difficult time. If so moved, Tuna may be reached at PO Box 646 Sag
Harbor, NY 11963.
The obituary from the Sag
Pat Gorman, co-designer of the
iconic MTV logo and leader in the graphic design world since the
1980s, has died.
Ms. Gorman was born in New York
City in 1947 and raised in Whitestone, New York. She is the second
child of actor Tom Gorman and Madeleine Hooley Gorman, an actress
Ms. Gorman was a co-founder of Manhattan Design
and best known for the iconic MTV logo they designed, pioneering
the innovative concept that “Logos Could Change” and for which
she received many awards, including a Clio, an MTV award as well
as being named one of the top 100 graphic designs of the 20th
century award. Ms. Gorman is responsible for many of the early MTV
animations and was sculptor of the moon man MTV award statue. She
conceived of and designed sets for several of their awards shows
as well as many of the popular souvenir items like shirts, caps,
towels and more.
Ms. Gorman also co-designed many album covers
and souvenir items for groups like Talking Heads, REM, Billy Idol,
Duran Duran, 10,000 Maniacs, The Cars, Katrina and the Waves, the
B-52s, The Scorpions, Natalie Merchant, and more. Additional
graphic design accomplishments include winning UN Population Day
poster contests and the design of a number of early popular Swatch
watches, clothing and accessories.
A Pratt Institute trained fine artist, Ms.
Gorman’s work and designs have been exhibited in various
galleries in New York and elsewhere.
In addition to her accomplishments in the world
of visual art, Ms. Gorman was a Master of T’ai Chi Chuan, and
co- founded the School of T’ai Chi Chuan in New York City, and
also co-created the T’ai Chi Foundation to promote these healthy
exercises in the western world. She is the author and creator of
“Roots and Branches 5 Element Qi Gong,” a DVD and online
Ms. Gorman became one of the first licensed
acupuncturists in New York holding license #279. She has a
Master’s Degree and Advanced Teacher’s Certification in
Acupuncture, and found time to treat patients and Teach 5 Element
Acupuncture in the United States and abroad with her acupuncturist
and teacher husband, Stephen Flores for over 25 years.
Ms. Gorman and her husband have acupuncture
practices in New York City and Bridgehampton where she was active
in the local Unitarian Universalist Congregation and a writer in
the Herstory Writer’s Workshop.
Ms. Gorman is survived by her husband of 29
years, Stephen Flores, her brothers, Michael Gorman and Peter
Gorman, and sisters Peggy Lehman, Barbara Errico, and Regina
Leonard; and 24 nieces, nephews and cousins.
hearts are breaking as we share the news of the death of longtime
LOAS 2 Shoaler Ron Cox. Ron suffered a fall in his home a week
ago. Our love goes out to Dottie and the family. Notes of love and
support can be sent to Dottie at: 216 N. Braddock Street
Winchester, VA 22601
from North Virginia Daily
(Ron) Lee Cox, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend,
passed away October 7, 2018 in Winchester, VA. He was 78. He
started his professional career at Exxon in Economics and
Planning, and then moved to Mobil Oil to Management Training and
Development before starting his own company, Management Worlds
Inc. in Summit, NJ. Ron consulted and trained employees at many
leading corporate, non-profit and government organizations in the
world - including NASA, US Steel and GE. He especially enjoyed
teaching strategic planning and loved helping employees learn to
lived in Summit for 35 years as well as London, England and
Houston, Texas. Ron was born July 5, 1940 in Wichita, KS,
the son of Glenn B. and Lennie Hartman Cox.
earned a PhD from the University of Kansas. A loyal Jayhawk, he
maintained a great affinity for the university and was a committed
friend, supporter, and fan of the men's basketball team. He loved
the great traditions and rich history of Kansas athletics and
visited Lawrence whenever he could to see friends and family.
August 10, 1968 Ron married Dorothy (Dottie) Vann in Elsberry, MO. They
recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Ron
retired in 2004 and moved with Dottie to Winchester, VA, a short
drive to see their grandkids.
had numerous hobbies including scuba diving, traveling, and going
on long walks. An expert photographer, he leaves behind a treasure
trove of amazing photos that captured extraordinary family
memories. He loved computers and technology and was always
available to share tips and tricks with family and friends.
has been an active member of Unitarian Universalist Church for 45
years in Morristown, NJ and in Winchester, VA. He sang in the
choir, planned services, served on many committees, and of course
helped with any technology needs.
is survived by his wife, Dottie; their daughter, Heather Cox
Gaskins and son-in-law Elliott Gaskins and three grandchildren,
Bryce, Carter, and Emma Belle of Springfield, VA; sister, Linda
Cox Hottman (Bill) of Salina, KS; and five nieces and two nephews,
including Janelle and Troy Schremmer who visited Uncle Ron and
Aunt Dottie often. He will be remembered lovingly by his family,
including many close cousins, and his cherished friends.
Services for the Celebration of Life will be held November 11,
2018 at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Shenandoah
Valley, 6380 Valley Pike, Stephens City, VA 22655. Service will
begin at 2 p.m. with a reception immediately following.
Ron's ashes will be scattered at Star Island in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to purchase a baby grand piano
for his beloved church, The Unitarian Universalist Church of the
Shenandoah Valley, P.O. Box 1574, Stephens City, VA 22655. Please
put Ron's name on the memo line.
New to LOAS will be the newsletter, titled "Life
Off A Star", created and maintained by Patti
Emmons. If you have noteworthy stories or would like to contact her,
the best way is via e-mail (click her name). Click the links below to
see that edition. Click here
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