Richard Dorman

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Richard Rex Dorman Jan. 28, 1924 - July 5, 2014 SOUTH BEND - Richard Rex Dorman, 90, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, July 5, 2014, following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 28, 1924, in South Bend, to the late George and Mary (Baugher) Dorman. He was a graduate of Central High School Class of 1942, and served his country honorably in the United States Navy during World War II. He graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1948. On November 11, 1950, in Calvary Baptist Church, South Bend, Richard married the former Norma J. Pendl, who survives. In addition to his loving wife of 63 years and devoted caregiver, Norma, he is survived by daughters, Cheryl Dorman and Ann Lai (Jim); son, Jeffery Dorman (Stephanie); four grandchildren, Stephen (Marci) Lai, Andrew (Sarah) Lai, and Timothy and Lauren Dorman; four great-grandchildren, Jalynn and Jax Lai, and Blake and Madeleine Lai; and one sister, Doris Francis. Richard worked as a lithographer in the printing industry. He and Norma were founding members of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in 1969, and remained lifelong members. Richard was a chess enthusiast and a lifelong member of the US Chess Federation. He also loved canoeing. Funeral services for Richard will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, July 12, 2014, in Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 61770 Miami Road, South Bend, with Rev. Steve Meck officiating. Graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 - 8:00 pm Friday, July 11, 2014, as well as one hour prior to services on Saturday in the church. Palmer Funeral Home - Guisinger Chapel, is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Richard may be donated to the church or Moody Bible Institute, 820 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Online condolences may be left for the Dorman family at

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Published in South Bend Tribune on July 9, 2014
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