Carrie N. Dorman, active in charity


Carrie Notes Dorman, a founder of the Baltimore chapter of the City of Hope, died Tuesday of a stomach ailment at her Guilford residence. She was 93.

In 1948, she was a founding member of the City of Hope chapter, which raises funds for hospitals and medical research. She had also been active in Temple Oheb Shalom on Park Heights Avenue and was a life member of the Baltimore Music Club.

She was born and reared in Washington, D.C., the daughter of Marcus Notes, an early motion picture executive who introduced Charlie Chaplin to silent movie actor and director Mack Sennett and who also owned theaters in Washington and Atlantic City, N.J.

She was educated in Washington schools and came to Baltimore in 1915 to study the violin at the Peabody Conservatory where she met her husband, Israel Dorman, who taught there.

Mr. Dorman was a child prodigy when he came to Baltimore from Kiev, Russia, at the age of 11. He was a violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and a real estate executive.

He was a member of the famed Saturday Night Club whose members met regularly to play music. The group included H.L. Mencken, who played second piano. When the couple married in 1934, a newspaper story said: "Mr. Dorman who shared bachelorhood distinction with Henry L. Mencken until the latter's marriage three years ago will be married today."

Mr. Dorman died in 1970.

Services were set for 11 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros., 6010 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore. Interment will be in the Adas Israel Congregation Cemetery, 1400 Alabama Ave. S.E., Washington, D.C.

She is survived by her son, Benjamin Dorman of Pikesville; and five grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to the City of Hope, 1500 Duarte Road, Duarte, Calif. 91010.

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