William “Joe” Gorba, 80 of the Town of LaGrange, NY passed away on Saturday, December
30, 2017 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie, NY. William was
born on January 9, 1937 in the Bronx, NY where he lived with the late Gilbert and
Matilda Simmons. He married Joan Doherty on August 26 1972 at the First Dutch Reformed
Church in Fishkill, NY and survives at home.
A local resident for over 50 years, William was a Senior Coordinator for Con Edison until
his retirement in 1996. He was a 50 year member of the Myers Corners Masonic
Lodge and was also a 45 year member of the First Dutch Reformed Church in Fishkill,
NY. William loved to work with wood, collect trains and spend time with his grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Joan, William is survived by his daughters Janet (Brett) Sivo of
Ellicott City, MD, Michele (Christopher) Pisanelli of Poughkeepsie, NY, Suzanne Adams
of Concord, NC, and son Ed Doherty of Marlboro, NY, grandchildren Brian, Zachary and
Sean Sivo, Brenna and Samantha Pisanelli and Vanessa and Collin Adams, William and
Harley Doherty and their mother Kristina Coleman.
The calling hour will be at 10 am-11 am on Saturday, January 6, 2018, Funeral Service
follow at 11:00am at the First Dutch Reformed Church, in Fishkill, NY. Burial will follow
at the Memorial Garden located at the First Dutch Reformed Church. In Lieu of
Flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. Arrangements are
under the direction of the Timothy P. Doyle Funeral Home, Inc. 371 Hooker Avenue,
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603. To send online condolences, please visit our website