Dear Class of 2001 –
It is with deep sadness that I wish to inform you ofÂ the passing of our fellow friend and Classmate, Connor O’Gorman ’01 (Richard Connor O’Gorman), who died in a fatal accident in New York City this past Sunday, April 5.
Hailing from the Atlanta, GA area, Connor attended high schoolÂ at theÂ Singapore American School in Singapore.Â He came to Princeton with a dream of playing on the University’s varsity baseball team – a dream which he realized all four of his undergraduate years.Â Connor graduated with high honors with an ORFE degree, and also received certificates in the Program in Finance, the Program in Applications of Computing and the Program in Engineering and Management Systems.Â Connor participated in Outdoor Action, was a member of Butler College during his freshman and sophomore years on campus, and was a member of the University Cottage Club.
A memorial service and reception will be held at Briarcliff United Methodist Church, 4105 Briarcliff Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30345, this Friday, April 10 at 2PM.Â There will also be an informal gathering for family and friends at the O’Gorman home, 2611 Varner Drive NE, Atlanta GA 30345, on Thursday, April 9 at 6PM.Â Those interested in attending the services may find a list of area hotels at the bottom of this email.
A tribute Web site has been established to share thoughts, memories, and prayers at http://www.respectance.com/Richard_Connor_OGorman/ and I also invite you to read a truly moving memorial to Connor by Princeton Varsity Baseball Head Coach, Scott Bradley, on the University’s Athletics Web site
Connor lived everyday to the fullest. His character was pure, his determination unwavering, and his love for family and friends was limitless. He lit up every room with his goofy laugh and bright smile – that will always be etched in the minds of those who were fortunate to know him.
A memorial tribute in the PAW and on the Class Web site are forthcoming.
The Class extends to family and friends of Connor our deepest sympathy and condolences.
Jessica Walter ’01