FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Robert Darrell Dormire, M.D., 84, died Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Harbour Assisted Living in Fort Wayne, Ind.
He was born on Jan. 24, 1929, in Wapakoneta, to the late Arthur and Edna (Brading) Dormire. His first marriage was to Eloise Anne (Hasty) Dormire, and she survives in Tuscon, Ariz. His second marriage was to Gladys Marie (Busick) Osborn on Dec. 12, 1981, in Messiah Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Dormire, of Fort Wayne, Ind.; his sons, Jeffrey (Lisa) Dormire, of Etna Green, Ind., Joseph (Danetta) Dormire, of Tuscon, Ariz., and Jay C. (Julie) Osborn, of Woodburn, Ind.; his daughters, Karen (Chuck) Candaleria, of Camino Island, Wash., Kristine Levitoff, of Taylorsville, Calif., and Robin (Ronald) Myers, Woodburn, Ind.; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; his sister, Joan Wheeler, of Sidney; and a sister-in-law, Joyce Dormire, of Davenport, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by a brother, David Dormire, and a brother-in-law, Don Wheeler.
He was confirmed in 1943 at Evangelical and Reformed Church in Sidney. He graduated Sidney High School in 1947, graduated Heidelberg College in 1951, graduated Ohio State University Medical School in 1954, interned in the Los Angeles County General Hospital, was a Korean War Army
Veteran, and he established a medical practice in Warsaw, Ind., for 10 years. He graduated Indiana University
Radiology School in 1971, worked for Fort Wayne Radiology for 27 years, retiring in 1998. He was licensed to practice in Indiana, Ohio and Alabama while holding memberships in all three state medical associations, as well as the Allen County Medical Society. He was also a member of Promise Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne and the American Quarter Horse Association. He enjoyed horseback riding, reading and woodworking.
Services will be held on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at 11 a.m. with calling one hour prior at Promise Ministries, 7323 Schwartz Road, Fort Wayne, Ind., Pastor Henry Graf officiating. Entombment will be at Concordia Gardens Cemetery in Fort Wayne.
Calling will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Promise Ministries.
Memorials in lieu of flowers to be given to Promise Ministries, 7323 Schwartz Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835, or Alzheimer's Association, 6324 Constitution Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46804.
Arrangements are handled by Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, Ind.
To view an online obituary and sign the guestbook visit www.cbwfuneralhome.com