Rev. Harold Dorman

Obituary of Rev. Harold Dorman

Rev. Harold L. Dorman

Cornville & Hermon – Reverend Harold Leonard Dorman, 100, formerly of Cornville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Dec. 27, 2017 with his loving family by his side. He was born July 4, 1917 in Hamden, CT, the son of Leonard A. and Emily (Giar) Dorman. Harold survived spinal meningitis at age 5 and being struck by lightning in 1950. He gave God credit for his survival. He served in the US Army for 39 months during WWII as a radar maintenance man. During this time he received several medals and ribbons. Harold pursued ministerial training at Calvin College and Westminster Theological Seminary. After graduation he served as an Orthodox Presbyterian pastor for 60 years in Cornville and Skowhegan from 1954 to 2014. During this time, he served as the Cornville Town Treasurer for 6 years and overseer of the poor for 13 years and as a hospital chaplain for nearly 40 years. Harold used his skills as a carpenter, electrician and plumber to help many neighbors and friends including his son, Ron, in the construction of his home. One of Harold’s special Bible verses was John 20:31 “…these are written that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you might have life through his name.”

Harold is survived by his wife and sweetheart of 67 years, Marjorie (Van Der Weele) Dorman, his son Gerald Dorman and his wife Joanne of Dover, DE, his son Ronald Dorman and his wife Araminta of Canaan, his daughter Laurel Trundy and her husband Eric of Brewer, his son Leonard Dorman and his wife Priscilla of Hermon. He is also survived by two of his eleven siblings, Emily Moody and Lillian Rawling. Harold has 17 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren and was involved in most of their weddings and baptisms. He was proud of each of them, and his last request was, “Give my love to family and friends.”

A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at the Pilgrim Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 375 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor with Rev. Russell Hamilton presiding. A time of fellowship will follow the service. Burial and committal will take place at a later date at the Fairview Cemetery in Canaan. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Worldwide Outreach, care of Ronald Dorman, 678 Main St., Canaan, ME 04924. Arrangements are trusted to Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor. Messages and memories of Harold may be shared at