David A. Dorsey, Ph.D. MYERSTOWN David Alden Dorsey, 64, died Thursday, January 2, 2014, at his residence. He was the husband of Janet L. (Prosser) Dorsey, to whom he was married 41 years on June 24, 2013. Born in Charleston, W.Va., on July 17, 1949, he was the son of the late Alden J. and Opal P. (Cottle) Dorsey. David earned a B.A. at Northeastern Bible College, an M.A. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Ph.D at Dropsie University. David also studied and traveled extensively in Israel, where his first son was born. David taught Old Testament at Evangelical Seminary in Myerstown for 34 years, from 1979 until retiring in 2013 as Distinguished Professor of Old Testament. David authored two books and multiple articles about the Bible, and was a beloved professor to several generations of students. He was a member of Calvary Church, Lebanon. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sarah, wife of Phillip Bollinger of Myerstown; sons, Jonathan, husband of Melissa Dorsey of Lebanon, and Benjamin, husband of Marie Dorsey of Pine Grove; grandchildren, Kiera, Jacob, Evangeline, Alissa, and Adam Dorsey; a brother, Stephen, husband of Roni Dorsey of Oakland, N.J.; and many nieces and nephews. David was deeply loved and treasured by his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014, from the Dech Memorial Chapel at Evangelical Seminary, Myerstown. A viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the chapel. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Evangelical Seminary, 121 S. College St., Myerstown, PA 17067; or Practical Compassion, Inc., P.O. Box 1193, Lebanon, PA 17042. Grose Funeral Home, Myerstown, is entrusted with the arrangements. www.grosefuneralhome.com
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Published by Lebanon Daily News on Jan. 5, 2014.