Charles Henry Dorr, Sr.

Dec 9, 1919 - Sep 26, 2017

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Venice FL and Bangor - Charles Henry Dorr, Sr., son of George C .and Marion (Kneeland) Dorr, passed away peacefully at his home in Venice, Florida on Sept. 26, 2017. Charles was born on December 9, 1919, in Bangor, Maine, graduated from Bangor High School and Bentley College (Bentley University), in Waltham, MA. After college Charles served as a T-Sgt. in the U.S.M.C. He and his beloved wife, Ella (Davis) Dorr, returned to Maine after the military service where Charles began his accounting career. He was founding partner in C. H. Dorr & Co., P.A., CPAs with son Robert, CPA as managing partner. He also was involved in several other business enterprises. Charles was a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs. Charles enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the family cottage on Branch Lake in Ellsworth. In his spare time Charles always enjoyed a challenging game of cribbage. After many years traveling with their trailer and extensive traveling outside the US, Charles and Ella decided to settle in Venice, Florida in 1986 where they spent many happy times with family and friends. Charles greatest pride was his family. He leaves behind his wife Ella of 73 years, his sons Dr. Charles, Jr. and his wife Wendy, David and his wife Ellen, and Robert and his wife Pamela, and his daughter Deborah and her husband Owen Thomas. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Charles was predeceased by his parents, sisters Dorothy Harte and Gertrude Cleveland, and brother Donald Dorr. A private graveside service was held in the Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Florida. A celebration of life is planned for the summer of 2018 in Maine. Donations in his memory can be made to Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401.
Published on  November 4, 2017
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