Stanley Dorf

Stanley Dorf

June 19, 1930 - January 9, 2021
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  • Private

    Sunday, January 10th, 2021 | 1:30pm
    Sunday, January 10th, 2021 1:30pm


Donations are being accepted for:
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217


Stanley (Stan) Dorf, 90, passed away on January 9, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. He died peacefully in his sleep. He was born on June 19,1930 in Baltimore, Maryland to Dr. Herman J. Dorf and Ada Levinson.

Stan grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Park School. After high school he attended University of Baltimore Law School. He served in the Air Force during the Korean War from 1951-1955 and he worked for Veteran’s Administration as a Loan Specialist.

Stan married Mildred Shirley (Millie) Bressler in 1958 in Baltimore, Maryland. They were happily married for 63 years. Stan had a great many hobbies and interests. He belonged to many organizations and served as the President of the Gem Cutters Guild of Baltimore, served as an election judge for many years, and was a long-time docent at the Baltimore Zoo and usher with Millie at many local Baltimore theaters. He was an avid gardener and took great pride in growing beautiful tulips of many colors and tomatoes of every variety. He enjoyed fishing and crabbing (and eating Maryland crab cakes); animals of all kinds (especially dogs Bo and Darby and Joyce the chimpanzee), except the squirrels that always raided his bird feeders; traveling the world with and making jewelry for Millie; and “collecting” and finding uses for things that others might thoughtlessly discard. Above all, however, Stan loved spending time with family and friends.

Stan is survived by his spouse Millie (nee Bressler); his children Amy and her husband Jon, and Stuart and his wife Dolcene; grandchildren Jack and Ryan; and sister Miriam Bernice Dorf. He was predeceased by his brother, Judge Paul A. Dorf.

A private funeral service will be held at his gravesite. No visitation will be held at this time because of the pandemic. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in his name to the Maryland Zoo.
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Isaac Manjoe & Florence Mc Lean

Posted at 04:14pm
My husband and I met Millie and Stan through the volunteer activities at Center Stage Theatre. On the days that we volunteered together, it was always a pleasure to sit and chat with the both of them. Sorry to hear of the passing of Stan and your loss Millie. May his soul rest in peace.
Isaac & Florence

Jeffrey and Debby Katzen

Posted at 04:02pm
Millie, Stuart, and Amy,
We were sorry to hear of the passing of Stan. May his memory be a blessing. With deepest sympathy, Jeffrey and Debby Katzen

Steve Sefret

Posted at 09:54am
My condolences on the loss of your dear husband and father Stan. I had the pleasure to see him again last year, and had a wonderful conversation which brought back many memories of the old neighborhood. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

Ellen Shulman Roskes

Posted at 07:41pm
Mrs. Dorf, Amy and Stuart,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Dorf as a kind, caring person both when we were younger and more recently when I saw him at the Vagabond Theater. May you take comfort from the wonderful memories that you have of him.

Ruthie and Brad Robenolt

Posted at 04:19pm
Stan and Millie were wonderful neighbors to my parents, especially after my father passed away.  Their kindness, consideration and affection for my mother allowed her to stay in the home she loved for nearly 50 years.  My sincere condolences to Millie and the entire family.  Stan was very special.  He will be missed. 

Eris and Brian Chorney

Posted at 12:52pm
Dear Milli, My deepest condolences for the loss of your husband Stan, being married 64 years is a lifetime of wonderful memories. May these memories comfort you in the future. Wishing you a speedy recovery too!

Gail Shochet

Posted at 12:13pm
I only knew Stan through Gemcutters Guild but he was much loved and will be missed.

Angela Constantino

Posted at 12:08pm
My greatest sympathies to all of his family and friends. The Gem Cutters Guild was made better by his leadership and friendship. I only got to know him briefly but always enjoyed talking with him and the time we spent showing each other what we were working on. He will be remembered by many.

Janet & Jerome

Posted at 11:52am
Millie, Amy, Stuart, & Boys -- We will really miss seeing/talking with Stan. We had many good dinners together and always enjoyed hearing about some his hobbies - and so proud of his children and grandsons.

Stefanie Rudo

Posted at 10:58am
Dear Amy,
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I have such wonderful childhood memories of spending time at your house, always made to feel as if I was a part of the family. May your Dad's memory always be a blessing. Sending hugs filled with comfort and support during this difficult time.

Helene Penn Dorf

Posted at 09:08am
I am so very sorry about the passing of my Brother- In- Law, Stanley Dorf. Millie and he were a wonderful couple who enjoyed many happy years together. May his memory live on with all his loved ones. Helene Penn Dorf

Michael Goldberg

Posted at 08:54am
Amy & Stuart, such wonderful memories from a neighborhood in a much simpler time. May his memory always be a blessing.

Paul L Abrams

Posted at 07:00am
Condolences to Mrs.Dorf, Stuart & the entire Dorf family! I have been a friend of Stuart's growing up in the Summit Park neighborhood. I only knew Mr. Dorf as one of the Election Judges at Summit Park Elementary School for many years. I looked forward to seeing him there, in the gym, & saying hello! I went to vote this past election, but unfortunately found the school locked due to the pandemic. I now salute him for serving in our Air Force !! I will stop by your house and salute from outside, due to these difficult times we are experiencing. My dad, Randolph(of blessed memory), & Stanley both served in the U.S. Air Force, but in 2 different wars. I am amazed at all your dad's hobbies over the years. I know he was a true "Gem" to your family !!! The forest green neighborhood will never be the same after the loss of a real mensch & genuine friend. May you all cherish the wonderful memories of Mr. Stanley Dorf. May Hashem bless his good soul. Baruch Hashem !!!

Sharon & Ron Rabinovitz

Posted at 11:40pm
So sorry to hear about Stan's passing. I have known your sweet parents for most of my life, and love how Stan would fix everyone's watches and always helping others. Prayers and thoughts for your family. Stan loved the grandkids & always talked about them.

Karen & Millard Mazer

Posted at 10:48pm
Your parents always welcomed me like family! Your father was kind, warm, caring, and friendly. He (and your mom) BEAMED with pride and love at the mention of you and “everything family”! I will never forget the awe-inspiring dollhouses you and your father created. Your parents’ love for one another was boundless. They took such pride in every one of your and Stuart’s countless achievements!
With love and prayers,
Karen (and Millard)

Joan & Steve Mazer

Posted at 04:33pm
We're so sorry to lose our dear cousin Stan who was so kind and helpful to our mom, Ruth Simon. May he rest in peace and may his memory be a blessing.

Carol and Barry Shapiro

Posted at 04:12pm
So sorry for your loss! May Stanley’s memory be a blessing.

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