Joseph U. Dorsch, 73, pharmacist

January 07, 1991

Services for Joseph U. Dorsch, a pharmacist and resident of Ellicott City, will be held at the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City tomorrow. Dorsch, 73, died Saturday after a long illness.

A native of Towson, Dorsch graduated from Calvert Hall College and later earned bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

He was an owner of Voshell's Pharmacy in West Baltimore since 1950 and served as a preceptor in the Professional Experience Program of the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Regarded as an innovator in the development of the modern apothecary practice, Dorsch was a past president of the Baltimore Metropolitan Pharmaceutical Association, an honorary president of the Maryland Pharmacists' Association, and a past president of the West Baltimore Business Association.

Dorsch is survived by his wife, the former Vivienne Beffa; two daughters, Barbara Wirth of Ellicott City and Peggy McDougall of Sykesville; and a son, Jay Dorsch of West Friendship. He is also survived by two brothers, Paul Dorsch and Monsignor David Dorsch, and two sisters, Verda Dorsch and Marguerite Bittner.

The family suggested that memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Resurrection Building Fund, in care of the Roman Catholic church at Paulskirk Drive and Chatham Road, Ellicott City, 21043.

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