Eugene W. Dorman, 56

OSWEGO, NY – Eugene W. Dorman, 56, a resident of East 11th Street in Oswego, passed away Tuesday July 10, 2012, at his home.

Gene was born in Chicago, Illinois, and grew up in Columbus, Ohio.

Eugene W. Dorman
Eugene W. Dorman

He was the son of the late Thurl and Ruth (White) Garrettson.

He had lived in Oswego for 22 years.

He was a veteran of the US Navy, serving his country from 1973 to 1980.

Gene had been employed as a Nuclear Licensing Specialist with Entergy Nuclear Northeast.

He was a member of the Oswego Alliance Church.

Gene loved to help people, and loved to feed people.

He was a volunteer as Santa Claus at the Syracuse Rescue Mission for several years and catered a multitude of local weddings and work events.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen (Yarbrough) Dorman of Oswego; a son, Joshua Dorman of Columbus, Ohio; two brothers, Robert (Roberta) Hoersdig of Columbus, Ohio, and Steve (Grace) Hoersdig of Philadelphia, Pa.; two sisters, Natalie (Don) Walden of Gahanna, Ohio and Virginia (Bill) Marshall of Gahanna, Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and his friend and constant companion, his dog, Heaven.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oswego Alliance Church on Thompson Road in the Town of Oswego, with a lunch reception following the service.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Oswego Alliance Church, 371 Thompson Road, Oswego, NY 13126; The Syracuse Rescue Mission, 155 Gifford St., Syracuse, NY 13202; or to the Friends of Oswego County Hospice, PO Box 102, Oswego, NY 13126.

Arrangements are in care of the Dain-Cullinan Funeral Home, Oswego.


  1. One of the greatest shipmates and friends I had the honor of serving with on the USS Pintado. Years separate our time together but do not diminish the memories we shared. May our Lord comfort your family and those closest to you. Thank you for your service to our country. Rest your oars, God has the helm.

  2. Gene, you will be remembered as a good man, and a good shipmate. Rest now, knowing you did the right thing. I know many will miss you. I am sad that the years have come and gone, but I will still miss the good times that we had.

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