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The Rev. Dorris D. Alcott
The Rev. Dorris D. Alcott

The Rev. Dorris D. Alcott, a retired Unitarian Universalist minister who had been director of religious education at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church, died April 3 of heart failure at Oak Crest Village retirement community. The former longtime Timonium resident was 91. "Dorris was ordained at a time when there were not many women Unitarian Universalist ministers," said the Rev. Clare Petersberger, pastor of Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. "She was a trailblazer. She was a pioneer." The daughter of a factory worker and a homemaker, Dorris Dow was born and raised in Winthrop, Maine, where she graduated from high school. In 1938, she married Ernest F. Alcott,...