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Dan Sorkin


1927 - 2016
Dan Sorkin Obituary
Dan Sorkin
April 6, 1927 - June 6, 2016
Resident of Walnut Creek
Dan Sorkin died at home on June 6, 2016 four weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
He enjoyed an irreverent broadcasting career in Chicago and San Francisco. He loved aviation and was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award for 50 years of safe flying during his life. He taught instrument flying, demonstrating safety and enthusiasm.
During retirement, he founded and led an amputee support group for over twenty years. He was devoted to leading by example, showing all that life can still be an adventure, no matter how many limbs are lost.
Dan is survived by his wife, Jody; sister, Beverly Stookal; a niece and nephew and their families all located in Chicago. Also surviving are stepdaughters Jennifer King and Kirsten Vorhies and their families located in Sacramento.
In lieu of a memorial service, Dan requested that his family and friends honor him by enjoying every day and loving life.
He loved life and it loved him back.


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Published in East Bay Times on June 19, 2016
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