Robert P. Dorfeld, age 94, of Quartermile Rd., Hempfield Twp., passed away Monday evening, November 30, 2020 in UPMC Hamot, Erie, due to complications of COVID-19.
Bob was born in Greenville on December 6, 1925 to Max and Bessie (Collier) Dorfeld. He was a 1946 graduate of Penn High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corp. from 1942-1945 during WWII. From 1948-1950 he worked as a Greenville Borough Police Officer and then for the next thirty years was employed by the Bessemer & Lake Erie Rail Road, retiring as the Chief of Property Protection. Bob was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Greenville, where he served on church council and was an usher. He was a Life member of American Legion Post #140, served on Greenville Borough Council for two terms during the 1970's and he enjoyed model train building.
On July 14, 1945 he married the former Arlene Mae King, she passed away on October 26, 2013. Bob is survived by his son; Robert P. Dorfeld II and his wife Margie (Bee) of Greenville and two grandchildren; Natalie Dorfeld of Palm Bay, FL and Paul Dorfeld of Chicago, IL.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers; Max Dorfeld, Jr. and Fred Dorfeld.
Due to COVID-19 safety concerns, there will be no services at this time. Inurnment will be in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Columbarium. Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1 Trinity Place, Greenville, PA 16125. Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.
So very sorry to read of Bob’s passing. We were your next door neighbors on Clinton Street until we moved to Mass. in 1965. Such fond memories of both your parents. I still come across your mom’s recipes in my late mom’s recipe box and remember she and my mom having tea together most afternoons. As for your dad, well, the memories are just as strong. He and my dad always fondly called each other “Zilch” and, to this day, I always began my Christmas card to your dad with the words, “Dear Zilch.” I last saw your dad when visiting Holy Trinity when I was in Greenville in 2018. We had a wonderful chat. May his memory be a blessing to you…I know it is to me.
We are sending our condolences and the comfort of prayers to remember the happy times shared with your dad.
Sincere condolences for the entire family. Bob was lots of fun at Luther League.
Bob, Sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace.
God’s speed and condolences to Bob, Margy and your families.
I met Bob 14 years ago when I joined the Railroad Park. With our mutual interest in model railroading and my interest in the Bessemer, we really hit it off well. I spent many a Thursday afternoon at the Park being entertained by his stories. We had numerous enjoyable visits to my basement running trains together. We started going on day trips to visit various parts of the Bessemer. During the 6 or 7 days we did this I rarely got in a word edgewise. No matter where we were Bob knew just about every street, alley, dirt road and building and had a story about each of them. Those were most enjoyable and informative trips. I truly enjoyed the times I spent with Bob and will miss him greatly.
Bob, Margie and family Our condolences for the loss of your dad and grandfather. May the memories you share be forever in your hearts.
Bob will be missed wherever he went. He always had a smile when greeting you at church, and chatting. There are many years of memories that you have to look back on and they will be real treasures for you. . Sending my deepest sympathy in your loss. Betty K Junk