Tuesday, February 18, 2003


Harold Dorn owned office supply store

By Rebecca Goodman
The Cincinnati Enquirer

WEST CHESTER - Harold G. Dorn, owner of Dorn's Office Supply in West Chester, died Friday at Mercy Hospital Fairfield. The West Chester resident was 72.

Mr. Dorn was a 1948 graduate of St. Xavier High School and a 1952 graduate of Xavier University. His entire career was spent in the office supply business. He worked as sales manager for Office Outfitters in Middletown and for R.E. Kindel (now Service Wholesale Inc.).

He opened his own store in 1986. Mr. Dorn wrote articles for Geyers Office Equipment Digest and was a member of the Mercantile Library of Cincinnati.

He enjoyed photography, flying and traveling.

Survivors include: his wife of 51 years, Alberta Stegeman Dorn; four sons, Paul and Christopher Dorn, both of Middletown, Mark Dorn of Westchester, N.Y., and Tom Dorn of West Chester; six daughters, Mary Ellen Stegemann of Lockland; Peggy Lawson, Barbara Mitchell, Beth Dobrozsi, Judith Van Arsdale, and Carolyn Dorn, all of Middletown; his mother, Matilda Dorn of Mount Washington; four brothers, Roger Dorn of Mount Washington, Clyde Dorn of Madeira, David Dorn of Anderson Township and Neil Dorn of New Richmond; three sisters, Joan Barrett of Salem, Ohio, and Carol Ann Marchand and Elaine Herzog, both of Anderson Township; 24 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation is 9:30-11 a.m. today, followed by a memorial Mass at St. John Church, 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Road in West Chester.

Memorials: Sisters of Divine Providence, 1000 St. Anne Drive, Melbourne, KY 41059; or Oldenburg Academy, P.O. Box 200, Oldenburg, IN 47036.

E-mail rgoodman@enquirer.com

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