Sidney A. Dorfman, 99
Worcester - Sidney A. Dorfman, age 99, died on the evening of Sunday, August 5, 2018 in the Jewish Healthcare Center. His wife of over 71 years, Phyllis S. (Goldberg) Dorfman, died in 2014.
He leaves his son, Robert Dorfman and his wife, Miriam of Centerville, MA; his son-in-law, Steven Gould and his wife, Ellen of Chicago. He leaves grandchildren, Suzanne and Andrew Lampert of Chicago, Jeffrey Gould and his wife, Abby Ladd of Silver Springs, MD, Lindsay Dorfman of Bourne, MA, Jacqueline Manning of Brookline, MA, Stefanie Dorfman and Caroline Dorfman of Cotuit, MA; great grandchildren, Carrie and Eliza Lampert, Ariella Manning and twins, India and Graham Gould. He was predeceased by his daughter, Carol Dorfman Gould of Chicago who passed in 1995, brothers, Joseph and Edward Dorfman, and by his sister, Blanche Waldman.
Sidney graduated from the University of Maryland and was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army in France and Belgium.
He was born in Washington, DC, a son of Hyman and Leah (Solomon) Dorfman and lived in Worcester for 73 years.
Sidney owned the Warren Oil Company and the Home Oil Company and was well known as "Sid the Oil Man."
He had been an editor of the Worcester Telegram, an active member of Mount Pleasant Country Club of Boylston, Temple Emanuel Sinai and had been a docent at the Worcester Art Museum and the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum of Palm Beach, Florida. He had his own television show called "Sid Says," on a local TV station (WCCA). He was a life master bridge player and had been President of the Cavendish Club and a member the Jewish Community Center Bridge Club. He was an avid golfer and racquetball player and had been active in the YMCA and the Jewish Community Center.
Sidney was a prominent community theatre actor and starred in dozens of shows including "Norman, Is That You," "The Death of a Salesman," and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe." After moving to the Eisenberg Assisted Living in January 2015, Sidney formed the Eisenberg Players and became the resident writer, producer and entertainer. He wrote and produced plays, skits and short stories monthly to entertain the staff, residents and guests.
By his own accounts he stated that he was addicted to writing.
Sidney wrote many short stories, highlighted by "I Was Almost in the Movies," and "You Can Go Back," which was a finalist in the Worcester Magazine short story contest.
FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 10:00AM ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8TH IN TEMPLE EMANUEL SINAI, 661 SALISBURY STREET, WORCESTER UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RICHARD PERLMAN OF MILES FUNERAL HOME OF HOLDEN. Burial will follow in B'Nai Brith Cemetery.
A Memorial Observance Reception will be held at the Jewish Healthcare Center, 629 Salisbury Street, Worcester immediately following the interment, approximately at noon time. Memorial Observance - Shiva - will continue in the Community Room of Eisenberg Assisted Living, 631 Salisbury Street, Worcester from 6PM to 8PM on Wednesday, August 8th, and 1PM to 4PM on Thursday, August 9th and Friday, August 10th. Shiva will continue at 180 Riverview Lane in Centerville, MA on Sunday, August 12th from 11AM until 4PM and on Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th from 1PM until 4PM both days.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sidney A. Dorfman Fund, with checks made out to, Eisenberg Assisted Living, 631 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609. www.milesfuneralhome.com
Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2018.