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George C. Dorman

October 5, 1929 ~ December 6, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

George Dorman Obituary

George C. Dorman age 94, of Upper St. Clair went to meet his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, December 6, 2023.  Born in Queens, NY, he was the son of the late George J. and Marie A. (Thomson) Dorman. George was preceded in death by his  beloved wife of sixty-five years, Eileen (Smith) Dorman, his sister Eileen (Dorman) Kimball, and infant daughter Diane E. Dorman.

George is survived by his three sons, Michael G. (Catherine) Dorman; Keith G. (Mary) Dorman; John G. (Rosa) Dorman; and two daughters, Lynn M. (Jose) Gonzalez; and Marybeth D. (Thomas) Jacobson; fourteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

George earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Tech in 1950.  He is also a graduate of Harvard University’s Advanced Management Program. 

Immediately following his graduation from Carnegie Tech, George joined Westinghouse Electric Corporation.  He advanced through a series of managerial and leadership positions including serving as Group Purchasing Director in 1964; assigned to construct and manage a new Escalator and Elevator Division plant in Gettysburg PA in 1968; created the roles of Director of Human Resources and Strategic Planning for the Westinghouse Construction Group in 1975; and in 1979 was appointed General Manager of the Transportation Business Unit.  In 1981, George took the position of Westinghouse Director of Human Resources and in 1983, was elected Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s Motor Business Unit.  In 1986, he was appointed Vice President for Corporate Quality, and that year received the prestigious Westinghouse Order of Merit.  In 1988, George was elected Executive Vice President of the Corporation.  He retired in 1992. 

In the more than 30 years since his retirement, George gave back to Pittsburgh communities through his service on boards of non-profit organizations such as the Central Blood Bank of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, the Landmarks Financial Corporation, South Hills Health System, Little Sisters of the Poor, Villa St Joseph, and Saint Vincent Seminary.  He also served on the boards of Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania and Highmark, as well as medical device manufacturer Cardiac Assist.    

Along with his wife Eileen, George engaged in significant philanthropic efforts with such organizations as St. Vincent Seminary and Archabbey in Latrobe, St. Thomas More Church, St. Vincent DePaul Society, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, and Little Sisters of the Poor.

George was focused on family.  A special place for George was a Bungalow on Eastern Long Island, built by George’s maternal grandmother, where his extended family visited for vacations beginning in the 1930’s.  Years later, George and Eileen acquired their own ”Bay House” on Eastern Long Island where they spent summers for 16 years.  George enjoyed rooting for his boyhood baseball team, the Yankees, and his adopted football team, the Steelers.  He particularly enjoyed sponsoring family birthday and anniversary celebrations at special locations, including Williamsburg, New York City, and even on a Gateway Clipper.

George will be remembered for his energy, drive, intellect, good judgement, devotion to his family and his devout faith. The way he lived his life was a model for all who knew him. George was a blessing and gift to his family and friends and will be greatly missed.

Family and friends will be welcomed at Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on Tuesday from 4:00 until 7:00pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Thomas More Church (Resurrection Parish) on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. In lieu of flowers the family recommends memorials to either of George and Eileen's favorite charities.


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December 12, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes
222 Washington Rd
Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15216

Mass of Christian Burial
December 13, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Saint Thomas More
126 Fort Couch Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241


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