George C. Dorrence

George C. Dorrance, age 74, of North East died Sunday November 11, 2012 at his residence. He was born on May 24, 1938 in Cazenovia, N.Y. to the late Robert Dorrance Sr. and Alice Gerbig Dorrance. George earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. He was currently employed at Bay Valley in North East and was formally employed as a supervisor at Welch's and supervisor at Red Wing in Fredonia, N.Y. George loved music and played trombone with the musical group, the "Deuchmeisters" in Westfield, N.Y. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by son, Robert Vrooman. George is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ruth Yost Dorrance, whom he married April 9, 1976; son, Daniel Dorrance (Beth) of St. Louis, Mo.; daughters, Debra McWay (Matt) of St. Louis, Mo., Julie Albertson (Matt) St. Louis, Mo., Carole Mitchell of Summerville, South Carolina; brothers, Robert Dorrance Jr. (Kate), John Dorrance (Linda), Donald Dorrance (Gaye), David Dorrance (Sheree) all of N.Y.; sister, Susan Freeborn (Barney) of N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Also several nieces and nephews. Private funeral services will be held at the conveience of the family with private interment in North East Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428. William D. Elkin Funeral Home 65 South Lake St. North East in charge of funeral arrangements. Please send condolences to www.elkinfh.com

Funeral Home

Elkin Funeral Home
65 South Lake Street North East, PA 16428
(814) 725-4511

Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 14, 2012