Dr. Herman Dorf Retired pediatrician


Services for Dr. Herman J. Dorf, a retired pediatrician, will be held at 3 p.m. today at the Sol Levinson and Bros. funeral establishment, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Dr. Dorf, who was 98 and lived at Levindale, died of pneumonia yesterday at Sinai Hospital.

He retired more than 20 years ago from a practice that included 28 years as chief of pediatrics at the old St. Joseph Hospital in East Baltimore.

Dr. Dorf was on the staff of St. Agnes Hospital for more than 25 years and had worked in state baby clinics and in the clinic of the Babies Milk Fund Association.

He built an office building in the 3100 block of Garrison Boulevard.

Born in Kydrinitz, Austria, he was reared in Austria, Philadelphia and Hunter, N.Y.

He attended Yeshiva University and graduated from New York University, financing his education by working as a translator and giving English lessons to immigrants.

He graduated from the University of Maryland medical school in 1921, earning the money for his medical education as a prompter and extra in Baltimore theaters.

He was a volunteer civil defense worker during World War II and was on a Selective Service medical board.

His wife, the former Ada Levinson, died last June.

He is survived by two sons, Paul A. Dorf, a former state senator and former Baltimore Circuit Court judge, and Stanley Dorf, both of Pikesville; a daughter, Miriam Dorf Feinroth of Baltimore; a sister, Mollie Somerville of Washington; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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