McDorman Robert A. "Bob" McDorman, age 82, of Canal Winchester, a 50 year Chevrolet dealer and philanthropist, joined his heavenly Father on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 after a brief illness. Born June 2, 1932 in Xenia, Ohio to the late James Marlyn and Martha (Bryson) McDorman, he was a 1950 graduate of Madison Rural High School and attended Muskingum College in New Concord. Owner of Bob McDorman Chevrolet from 1965 until 2011, he received many awards for his business and community involvement, including the TIME Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 1978 and 2007, 2004 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Columbus Auto Dealers Association, the Arthritis Foundation Award in 2007, and in 2010 was inducted into the Bloomington Gold Corvette Hall of Fame, in 2012 the National Corvette Museum Hall of Fame, and in 2014 he received the Canal Winchester Pillar of the Community Award after opening the Bob McDorman Automotive Museum the same year. He is survived by his wife of nearly 34 years, Alice McDorman, "the love of his life"; children, David McDorman, Reynoldsburg, Janice Hurt, Canal Winchester, Shelley (Dave) Landenburg, Canal Winchester, Jeffery Marion, Columbus; grandchildren, Kris and Nick Landenburg; brother, James Marlyn McDorman, Clearwater, FL; sister, Suzanne Reffit, Zephyrhills, FL; mother-in-law, Capitola Meacham; sister-in-law, Judy Bowman; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may visit 3-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the DWAYNE R. SPENCE FUNERAL HOME, 650 W. Waterloo St., Canal Winchester, and one hour prior to the funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday at David Lutheran Church, 300 Groveport Pike, Canal Winchester, 43110, with Pastors Beth and David Westphal officiating. Interment will follow at Union Grove Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to David Lutheran Church or the Wounded Warriors Project in Bob's memory. Online condolences at www.spencefuneralhome.com
Published by The Columbus Dispatch from May 28 to May 31, 2015.