Thomas Anthony Dorsey

April 15, 1940 - April 9, 2013
Thomas Anthony Dorsey

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Thomas A. Dorsey, 72, a resident of Colonial Heritage in James City County, a devoted husband, father, brother and friend, joined his parents, Bob and Mary Eileen Dorsey in Heaven on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 after a long battle with health issues.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Judy Rice Dorsey; daughter, Holly Orefice (Frank) of Manassas, Va.; son, Air Force Lt. Col. (P) Brent Dorsey (Susie) of Warner Robins, Ga.; three sisters, Dianne Holy, (Keith) of Kansas City, KA., Jeri Jamison, (Kent) of Portland, OR., Eileen Mandel (Allan), of Norfolk, VA.; and two brothers, Jack Dorsey (Lee) of Norfolk and Mike Dorsey (Lori) of Ashburn, VA and five grandchildren.

Tom, for years, owned and operated an independent insurance agency in Northern Virginia before moving to Williamsburg eight years ago to begin enjoying retirement. He served in the Virginia Army National Guard, attended George Mason University and George Washington University, was past director of Northern Virginia Association of Life Underwriters, member of Washington Leaders Club, member of D.C. Life Underwriters Association, member Annandale Chamber of Commerce, Annandale Rotary Club, Alexandria Toastmasters, American Legion Post 1976, manager Annandale/Springfield Little League and Babe Ruth League, and president Pinecrest Heights Community Association.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Thomas A. Dorsey to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675 or https://support.woundedwarrierproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=72&campaignSource=WEBSITE&source=HONOR.


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  • April 14, 2013
    Joan Bender says:
    Judy, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. God bless you and your family. Love, Joan

  • April 12, 2013
    Nancy and Larry Miles says:
    Judy, We were deeply saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you, Holly and Brent. With love, Nancy and Larry

  • April 13, 2013
    Rita and Bob McDonald says:
    My Dear Friend Judy, We are so sorry to hear about Tom, We are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Our Love Rita and Bob

  • April 15, 2013
    Bob and Sandi Cook says:
    Our deepest sympathy and love to Judy and family.

  • April 15, 2013
    Michael and Doris Lyons says:
    Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to all of Tom's wonderful family. Mike and Doris