OBITUARY

Thomas E. Dorman

February 20, 1936January 16, 2020
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On Thursday, January 16, 2020, Thomas E. Dorman, "Tom", 83, of Keene, NH passed away peacefully at the Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, surrounded by the love and support of his family.

He was born February 20, 1936 in Jamestown, NY, the son of David W and Margaret (Rynalski) Dorman. He was a 1954 graduate of Pine Valley High School in Cherry Creek, NY and went on to earn a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester. For many years he worked for Pratt & Whitney in E. Hartford, CT., as an Engineer.

On August 1, 1959 he married the love of his life, Diantha Babcock. The two shared more than 60 wonderful years together.

Tom was devoted to his family and his faith. He and Diantha were active members both in their church in Connecticut and in Keene. When they lived in S. Windsor, CT they were members of the Rockville United Methodist Church and he served as a Trustee and member of the choir. After moving to Keene in 2000, they became active members of the United Church of Christ. He was a member of the vocal choir and the handbell choir at the church.

He loved spending time with his family and was always happy to have time with his children and grandchildren. He enjoyed being in the outdoors; fishing and playing golf. Tom was also an avid animal lover and shared his home with many pets throughout the years.

He is survived by his wife, Diantha Dorman; two sons, Thomas Dorman Theara and his partner Matthew Holms and Dean Dorman and his wife Jan McGonagle; grandchildren, Christian Thomas Theara, Anna Jessie Dorman, Maxwell Thomas Dorman and Jonathan Ha Joon Dorman and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He is also survived by his beloved four-legged companion, Mandy.

A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held at the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Square on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 1pm. There will be no calling hours. Tom's family will remember him in a private ceremony for burial.

For those who wish to remember Tom through a memorial contribution, the family suggests that contributions be made to the United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Square, Keene, NH 03431.

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Amy Klingmam

January 18, 2020

Mr Dorman and his family will be forever in my heart and my memories as a huge part of my childhood. A good, kind and loving man with a quiet prescience and great hugs. My thoughts are with you Tom, Dean and Mrs Dorman. I can’t imagine what you’re going through and I wish I could be there for you.

Bruce & Lori Dorman

January 18, 2020

When Tom’s granddaughter Anna was very little, he came to Colorado to visit his nephew, Bruce, and his young family. Tom’s brother, Dave, and his wife Marcia were there, along with Dean, Jan and of course Anna. Tom and Dave looked a lot alike, sounded alike and had the same mannerisms. When Dave walked by Anna, she held her arms up to be picked up. Then she put her arms down and looked puzzled. She waited a moment and put her arms up again. Then Tom walked over. Anna looked between Tom and Dave, put her arms down and burst into tears - she couldn’t tell them apart! The brothers looked at each other, shared a chuckle and Tom picked up Anna and made everything all better.

Connie & Jose DelRio

January 18, 2020

Diantha,
Sending our thoughts & prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. Have lots of memories from your CT time. May God wrap his loving arms around you.
Deepest Sympathies,
Connie & Jose
(Sunderland) DelRio

Heather McPeck

January 17, 2020

Mrs. Dorman,
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Dorman's passing. I will always have a special place in my heart for him, and remember well the patience and care he showed for me as we worked together at ASP for the first time. You, and all of your family, are in my thoughts and prayers.
Heather McPeck

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