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Carl F. Dorcas

February 14, 2018


Carl F. Dorcas 91, of Sylvania, Ohio passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at the Kingston Residence of Sylvania. He was born April 1, 1926 to parents Floyd and Ivadelle (Carl) Dorcas, in his parent’s home on North Main Street, Sylvania, Ohio during a blizzard.

Carl grew up in the Sylvania area and was a 1944 Graduate and Senior Class President of Burnham High School. He enlisted in the Army Air Corp and after Basic Training was assigned to an Air Force Base in Tucson Arizona, where he repaired airplanes. Carl was discharged from the Western Training Command, November 3, 1945.

He returned home and received both a Bachelor’s and Juris Doctor Degrees in Law from the University of Toledo. Carl married Lelah Trombly August 19, 1950.     He passed the Ohio Bar in 1951 and joined the Law Firm of Miller, Downing and Demuth, their practice was in the Owens-Illinois Building. Carl remained a member of the Toledo Bar Association for over 60 years. He believed that Sylvania was the best place to live and was on the Commission to write the City’s Charter. Carl served as Director of Law for the City of Sylvania for 26 years. This position allowed him to work with elected officials to make Sylvania a better place to work, live and, raise a family. His work to help establish SAJRD as an independently funded organization is a project that has grown to be very successful in bringing the community together.

Carl was a member of the Sylvania First United Methodist Church, serving on many of the committees including Chairing the First Phase of the Building Committee. He was a member of the Masonic Brotherhood and the Zenobia Shrine.

Carl married Elizabeth (Hebble) February 26, 2006. He was an avid swimmer and enjoyed the people he met at the various Y’s he went to over the years. He was a faithful husband and a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Carl is survived by his wife Elizabeth; daughter Pamela S. Dorcas; son Cedric F. (Yong Moore) Dorcas; brother Raymond Dorcas; step-daughters Heidi Wamsher and Lucette (Brian) Wright; 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Lelah; son Harlan; sisters Virginia Bettis, Evangeline Vineyard, and Velma (Brock) Rendel.

Carl’s life will be celebrated at the First United Methodist Church, 7000 Erie Street, Sylvania, Saturday March 10th at 11 AM, where family and friends are invited to gather beginning at 9:30 AM.

The family askes that no flowers be sent, and that any donations be given to First United Methodist Church or Parkinson’s Research, C/O the University of Toledo Medical College.

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