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Henry Lafayette “Harry” Dorman

Henry Lafayette “Harry” Dorman, age 90, died on January 24, 2016 in Fort Valley, Georgia. A third-generation Gainesville native, he was born on February 21, 1925, and lived in Gainesville for 87 years. Those who knew and loved him will always remember his happy disposition and his mischievous sense of humor. Harry is pre-deceased by: his wife of over 50 years, Martha Cobb Dorman; his parents, Robert Edgar Dorman and Mary Ellen Beville Dorman; his brother, Robert Wilbur Dorman; his sister, Mary Ellen Dorman Monroe; and his son, Henry Steven Dorman (Gina) of Fruitville Heights, UT. He is survived by: his children, Connie Clemente (John) of Houston, TX, Evelyn Dorman of Gainesville, FL, Robert Dorman (Joyce) of Augusta, GA, Mary Jewell Dorman (Richard Diaz) of Tampa, FL, and Sandra Brey (Paul) of Chapel Hill, NC; his grandchildren, Joe Clemente, Charlie Clemente, Kim Clemente, Daniel Dorman, David Dorman, Michael Dorman, Diana Dorman Mintz, Sarah Dorman, Ricky Diaz, Katie Brey and Jewell Brey; his 15 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Harry graduated from P.K. Yonge and attended the University of Florida. He was proud to have served as a B-17 Bomber pilot in World War II in the US Army Air Force. He worked in construction for decades, and was a skilled artisan in tile setting. Harry’s interests included model rail roads, wood working, puzzle solving, magic tricks, and studying the Bible. His last 14 years were spent with his second wife and companion Sarah Griffin. Harry’s family is very grateful for the loving care provided to him in his later years by his daughter Evelyn and Sarah’s daughter Carla Link Valle and son-in-law Oz Valle. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 27, 2016 at the Milam Funeral Home Chapel, with military honors. For those who wish, memorials tributes may be made to Haven Hospice 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606.

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In consideration of COVID-19, as well as the families we are serving, we would like for those of you whose immune systems are compromised please stay home and send the family a condolence card. We may also be forced to postpone services if this continues or worsens. Our profession as funeral directors is not only focused on serving families, but also protecting the families and the community at-large. Thank you and please take care!