Robert Dorsey

May 29, 2011

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:00 AM


Wednesday, June 1, 2011 6-8 pm

Robert M. Dorsey, 93, of Urbana passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana following a brief illness.

He was born February 10, 1918 in Urbana, OH the son of Victor and Margaret (Henry) Dorsey.

Robert was a 1936 graduate of Urbana High School and attended Urbana College. He worked at Urbana Tool & Die prior to serving his country in the United States Army. After returning from the service, Robert continued working as a tool & die maker until his retirement. He enjoyed spending his retirement bowling and golfing.

He is survived by his daughters, NaNette Blue of Urbana and Kendra (Steve) Heinlen of Dublin; 6 grandchildren, Shelly (Keith) Short, Jennifer Loffing, Heather (Todd) Follmer, Jason (Shannon) Heinlen, Adam (Christie) Heinlen and Travis (Vallerie) Heinlen; 15 great grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren with 2 on the way; step-children, Barbara (Richard) Runkle, Virginia (Norman) Fell, Marilyn (Gerald) Clark, Karen (Phillip) Wagner, Roger (Julia) Blankenship, Melvin (Jeanne) Blankenship and Michael (Phyllis) Blankenship; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife of nearly 28 years, Betty (Woodruff) Dorsey; his second wife of over 32 years, Mildred Dorsey; sister, Katherine; brothers, William and Fred Dorsey.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday in Kingscreek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Pearce-Kerns Post 120, 414 N. Main St., Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.

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