Michael D. Gorham

Sept. 16, 1946-July 28, 2020


It is with a shattered heart that I tell you my beloved husband, Michael D. Gorham, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Michael was born in Ipswitch, England, on Sept. 16, 1946, to John A. and Audrey B. Gorham. He was educated in England at the Cheltenham Grammar School. He also studied computer science at University. Michael was an antique dealer in England for many years, with shops in the Malvern area. He spent two years doing volunteer work, along with his mentor, John Gough, teaching people with limited physical and mental abilities to use computers. Michael was awarded the U.K. Millinneal Grant, making his volunteer work possible.

Michael was an enthusiastic environmentalist and attended many events in support of a clean environment. He was a life-long animal lover and an avid fan of all nature programs, especially those presented by Sir David Attenborough.

Michael moved to Crawfordsville, Indiana in 2003 after meeting his wife-to-be, Ginger Todd. Michael and Ginger were married later that year. Michael operated a very successful antique business on eBay, specializing in antique clocks and pocket watches. One of his joys was travelling to antique auctions throughout the Midwest and as far east as New Hampshire and New Jersey.

Michael embraced life in Crawfordsville and made many friends everywhere he went. He was affectionately known as “The Crazy Englishman.” He joked that he was Lord Michael because when he went into a shop or café, folks would say “Oh Lord, it’s Michael.” Michael will best be remembered for his wicked sense of humor and he often said that if he made someone laugh or smile, it was a good day.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Ginger Gorham; two sisters, Susan in England and Christi in California; two brothers, Robert and John, both in Arizona; son John in England; and step-daughter Katie Morrison of Crawfordsville. His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no service at this time. Contributions in memory of Michael may be made in care of Burkhart Funeral Home, to help defray the cost of cremation.


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