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Jerry Dorsch was born and grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia. He attended Washington and Jefferson College, then West Virginia University School of Medicine. He interned at Wheeling Hospital, followed by a residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Following two years in the Navy at NAS Jacksonville, he went into private practice in Jacksonville at St. Vincent’s and then worked at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, for over 20 years.
He and his wife co-authored 6 anesthesia textbooks and traveled extensively, giving lectures on anesthesia equipment and working on US and international medical equipment standards. Following retirement from medicine he became a Master Gardener and ran a U-Pick farm on Thunder Road in Middleburg.
He is survived by his wife Sue, daughter Alycia Tillman, son David Dorsch, and four grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Friday October 7, 2016 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32073. Funeral services will be at 10:00am Saturday September 3, 2016 also at the funeral home with Pastor John Diller officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the Children’s Home Society of Florida, 3027 San Diego Road, P.0. Box 566, Jacksonville, FL 32247.