Benjamin N. Dorman, 61, lawyer, ran Dorman Trust

December 19, 1997|By Fred Rasmussen | Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF

Benjamin N. Dorman, an attorney who was active in civic affairs, died of lung cancer Monday at his Pikesville residence. He was 61.

Since 1963, he had managed the family's Dorman Trust and had a practice that specialized in tax, corporate, real estate, trust and estate law.

His professional memberships included the city, state and American bar associations.

Long active in civic affairs, he was a past president of the Civitan Club of Baltimore and a past vice president of the Forum on Black-Jewish Relations.

His memberships included the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Citizens Planning and Housing Association of Baltimore.

He was a charter member of the Northwest Baltimore Corp., a member and trustee of Oheb Shalom Congregation and a member of the Suburban Club.

Born and raised on Eutaw Place, Mr. Dorman graduated from the McDonogh School 1954, the University of Maryland in 1958 and its law school in 1960.

A memorial service was held Wednesday.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, the former Harriet D. Schiller; two sons, Marc S. Dorman and Stevin S. Dorman, both of Pikesville; and three daughters, Ellice S. Dorman of Pikesville and Dana S. Dorman and Ilana S. Dorman, both of Atlanta; and a grandchild.

Pub Date: 12/19/97

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