Sidney A. Dorfman, 99, of Worcester died Aug. 5 in the Jewish Healthcare Center. He was the widower of Phyllis S. (Goldberg) Dorfman. Born in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Hyman and Leah (Solomon) Dorfman. He lived in Worcester for 73 years. He graduated from the University of Maryland and was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army in France and Belgium. He owned the Warren Oil Company and the Home Oil Company. He had been an editor of the Worcester Telegram, an active member of Mount Pleasant Country Club of Boylston, Temple Emanuel Sinai and had been a docent at the Worcester Art Museum and the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum of Palm Beach, Florida. He had his own television show called “Sid Says,” on a local TV station (WCCA). He was a prominent community theatre actor and starred in dozens of shows. After moving to the Eisenberg Assisted Living, he formed the Eisenberg Players and became the resident writer, producer and entertainer. He is survived by a son, Robert Dorfman and his wife, Miriam, of Centerville; a son-in-law, Steven Gould and his wife, Ellen, of Chicago; his grandchildren, Suzanne and Andrew Lampert of Chicago, Jeffrey Gould and his wife, Abby Ladd of Silver Springs, MD, Lindsay Dorfman of Bourne, Jacqueline Manning of Brookline, Stefanie Dorfman and Caroline Dorfman of Cotuit; and great-grandchildren, Carrie and Eliza Lampert, Ariella Manning and twins, India and Graham Gould. He was predeceased by a daughter, Carol Dorfman Gould; two brothers; and a sister, Blanche Waldman. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sidney A. Dorfman Fund, with checks made out to Eisenberg Assisted Living, 631 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609.


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