William H. Gorman II, a retired senior partner in the law firm of Niles, Barton and Wilmer, died Sunday of cancer at his home in the Tuscany Apartments. He was 75.
Graveside services for Mr. Gorman will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Park Heights Avenue and Old Court Road.
Although he retired as a senior partner in 1988, he remained active in the firm, often arriving before normal office hours began.
He had been associated with the firm since 1952 and a partner since 1955.
Mr. Gorman was on the board of the Central Savings Bank.
Born in Baltimore, he was a 1934 graduate of St. James School near Hagerstown. He later served on the school's board.
He graduated in 1939 from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., where he was editor of the campus newspaper, was named to an honor society and was a member of the Delta Psi fraternity. He was a 1942 graduate of the University of Virginia Law School.
During World War II, he served in the Navy as an officer aboard submarines. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War and left the service with the rank of lieutenant commander.
He is survived by his wife, the former Carolyn Leach; a sister, Sallie Gorman Smith of Tenant's Harbor, Maine; two nieces; and three nephews.
The family suggested memorial contributions to St. James School or the Union Memorial Hospice.