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William Gayle Dorroh II

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“Rebecca, We are sorry to hear of your father's passing. I have been trying to get intouch with you and John. Wish it wasnt this way. When you feel...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Charlie Kemp - Edgefield, SC

“Margaret, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Karen Prokop - Guyton, GA

“Dear Dorroh Family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. My daughter and I knew Bill through Dog Days at the Islands library. He helped my daughter...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Adrian Nagy Cutten - Savannah, GA

“Bill and I both shared wonderful careers at Ivan Allen Company. I truly remember how engaged he was in any and everything in which he participated!...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: marie w. dodd - St, Simons Island, GA

“Margaret may our gracious Lord comfort you and your family in your time of grief. May you find strength in the knowledge that you will see Bill again...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Joan H. McLeod - Richmond Hill, GA

“Bill's memory will live on in the hearts of all the residents at the many nursing homes he visited and the children he helped to learn to enjoy...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Kelly Meyer - Savannah, GA

“Rebecca and Family I am very sorry to hear of your dad's passing.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.God bless ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: DWAYNE SIMPSON - Savannah, GA

“Margaret, I am so sad for you. Please share with your family fond memories of Bill cruising through our book club meetings. He was very special and...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Judy Nichols - Savannah, GA

“I will always fondly remember Bill and Tramp coming in the Islands branch. My prayers are with both of you. Laurel Powers, Tybee Library (and...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Laurel Powers - Tybee Island, GA

“Dear Mrs. Margaret, I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are of you and your family... ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Lyna Morgan - Rincon, GA

“I was always very fond of Bill, and will miss him a great deal. I always looked forward to breakfast with Bill, and will cherish those memories...My...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: david culverhouse - savannah, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Margaret. I was fortunate to have known Bill through the Savannah Striders and Blessed...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Ann Pridgen - Savannah, GA

“Wild Bill was the first person I met on the first night I attended a Civil War Roundtable way back at least 10 or 12 years ago. His enthusiasm and...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Stacy Doty - Savannah, GA

“Dear Margaret, I was so sad to hear about Bill. No one will ever replace him. My memories are so rich and full of fun and friendship. Thinking of you...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: SARAH A. NORTON - Savannah, GA

“I was so honored to have known Bill during these past 5 months. I got to know his wit and humor which he only knew to be funny.We became good friends...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Marcel & Robin Martin - Savannah, GA

“Margaret, I was so sorry to hear about Bill. I have such fond, fun memories of Bill. He was a great guy! Mary Gatti (Frank) ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Gatti (Frank) - Juliette, GA

“Dearest Margaret and family, There really are no words. A treasured memory of Bill is from the Children's Book Festival as he sat letting children...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Ellen Hatcher - Savannah, GA

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William G. Dorroh, II, 71, died Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bill was born in Jackson, MS on March 12, 1938 to John Hunter Dorroh, Sr. and Marie Verchota Dorroh. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Wyss Dorroh; his children, Rebecca Deedrick and her husband Lt. Col. John Deedrick, William G. Dorroh, III and his wife Sarah Carlyle; grandchildren, John Tyler Deedrick, Mary Margaret Deedrick. William Dorroh, IV, Charlotte Hartshorn Dorroh and Campbell Wyss Dorroh; his brother John Hunter Dorroh, Jr., nieces, nephews and his beloved canine companion, Tramp.

Bill was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He served as a 1st Lt. in the United States Army. His career in management and sales with Ivan Allen Office Products Company spanned 30 years. He enjoyed an active and vigorous retirement since 1995.

Bill was a member of the Savannah Jaycees, Savannah Striders Running Club, The Civil War Roundtable, Coastal Therapy Dogs, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Wilmington Island Public Library Book Group and The Senior Golf Blitz at Bacon Park. He served on the board and was a tour guide for the Bonaventure Historical Society. He was a docent at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and a member of the Legion of Mary. He served as a volunteer for the Social Apostolate of Savannah. Bill and Tramp participated in the Live Oak Public Library Reading to Dogs program and were daily visitors to nursing homes throughout the community.

Bill was a communicant of St. Michael's Catholic Church on Tybee Island where he served as a Eucharistic minister. Daily Mass would find him at either Nativity of Our Lord, Blessed Sacrament or St. James. Bill was an organ donor through LifeLink of Georgia.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at St. Michael's Catholic Church on Tybee Island. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be sent to St. Michael's Catholic School, P.O. Box 38, Tybee Island, GA 31328.

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