Doris Eileen Gorsline
1928 - 2020
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Passed away quietly in Sacramento on June 7, 2020, after a long struggle with dementia, at the age of 91. She was born Doris Eileen Sullenberger on July 11, 1928 in Piqua, Ohio. Doris (usually Eileen to her family) graduated from Piqua Central High School in 1946, and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of Mount St. Joseph on the Ohio in 1983. During the 1960s, she was a ground-breaking journalist in a field that was dominated by men. She was a reporter at the Piqua Daily Call and a features writer for the Dayton Daily News under managing editor Gregory Favre. She extended her career, serving as an editor and public relations manager for a community college and hospitals in Dayton and Cincinnati. Doris "Dodie" Gorsline was a chapter president for Women in Communications, Inc. After her retirement to California, to reunite with old friends and to make new ones, she was a vigorous supporter of her church, Gethsemane Lutheran in Carmichael. Dodie relished travel and the well-placed wisecrack. She is preceded in death by her brother, John Sullenberger; she is survived by two nieces and a nephew and their families, including Rita Blomster of Sacramento, retired from the McClatchy Company, and a son on whom she doted, David Gorsline, of Reston, Virginia. A memorial service will be scheduled.

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Published in The Sacramento Bee on Jun. 21, 2020.
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June 22, 2020
Sympathies and peace to David, Rita and family from Gethsemane Lutheran Church. We remember Doris and you in our prayers and in our thoughts with our full support. Pastor Jason Bense and Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Carmichael, CA
Pastor Jason Bense
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