Joseph U. Dorsch

January 08, 1991

Joseph U. Dorsch, 73, who owned the Voshell's pharmacies in West Baltimore, died Saturday after a long illness at his home on Crestleigh Road in Ellicott City.

A mass of Christian burial was being offered today at the Roman Catholic Church of the Resurrection, Paulskirk and Chatham roads in Ellicott City.

Mr. Dorsch retired from operation of the stores on Wilkens Avenue near St. Agnes Hospital about five years ago. The stores handle prescriptions and medical and surgical supplies.

Fond of raising corn and other vegetables in his garden, he also liked to eat Maryland seafood.

Survivors include his wife, the former Vivienne Beffa; two daughters, Barbara Wirth of Ellicott City and Peggy McDougall of Sykesville; a son, Jay Dorsch of West Friendship; two sisters, Verda Dorsch of Towson and Marguerite Bittner of Parkville; two brothers, Paul Dorsch of Boca Raton, Fla., and Monsignor David Dorsch of Towson; and four grandchildren.

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