Obituary for Jerome Dorr Sr.
Jerome “Jerry” Dorr, Sr., passed into the Lords hands on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Buffalo, New York, to Leona Lynch Dorr and Clarence Dorr, Sr., on May 22, 1938. Jerry attended Saint Williams Elementary School. He graduated from West Seneca High School, in 1957, where he excelled in basketball and baseball. Jerry attended the University of Buffalo, where he majored in Business Administration. Jerry enlisted in the U.S. Army, in 1958, where he served his country in Frankfurt, Germany. Jerry was a proud veteran, and was honorably discharged, in 1964.
Jerry married Gale Brooks, in 1961. They were high school sweethearts and were married for 56 years. They moved to Tennessee, in 1972, and lived in El Paso, San Antonio, and Houston. Jerry worked for Keller Williams Realty, in Kingwood, Texas, retired in 2005, and moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. They joined the Tierra Del Sol Country Club, where they played golf several times a week. They bought an RV and traveled with the Nomads.
Jerry was a Mason and a Shriner for over 25 years. He was a Wagon Master for the Nomads for 2 years. He enjoyed traveling in his motor home with a recent trip to Florida and Buffalo, New York to see family.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jerome Dorr, Jr.; grandson, Kyle Jansen; mother, Leona; father, Clarence; and brothers, Donald and Clarence “Buddy” Jr.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gale; daughter, Dawn Dorr; son, Gregory Dorr and his wife, Sally Sacco; granddaughters, Julie Pulley and her husband, Marc, Sandra Dorr and Samantha Dorr; grandson, Keith Jansen; great granddaughter, Kylie Pulley; great grandson, Wyatt Pulley; sister, Debbie Dorr Grunder and her husband, Bob; brother, Wayne Dorr and his wife, Judy; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at Tierra Del Sol Country Club, to begin at 2:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in memory of Jerry to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children (www.Shrinershospital.org/donate) Arrangements are being handled by the caring professionals at the Noblin Funeral Service Belen Chapel, 418 W. Reinken Ave., (505)864-4448.