Lawrence Dorroh Sr.
- June 10, 2021
Lawrence (Larry)Dorroh, Sr., died on June 1, 2021. He was born to the late John Hill and Geraldine Williams Dorroh on November 5, 1950.
Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Larry attended Alexander Hamilton Middle School and John F. Kennedy High School, before attending Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio. For many years he worked as a bus driver, transporting students to and from school. He was very proud of this work as it gave him the opportunity to mentor young kids.
In addition to his occupation, Larry had many hobbies, such as playing basketball, dog breeding and photography. Family and friends were Larry’s passion and delight. He was very close to his mother Geraldine Dorroh and cared for her until her death in 2010. Larry was also known for giving the most unique nicknames.
He was very gifted as singer, writer and played the piano. He was member of the Dorroh Singers, a traveling family gospel group that provided music ministry to those in prisons, workhouses, and hospitals.
He also authored a book of poetry entitled “We’re on Your Side”, a collection of poems dedicated to the youth of the world.
Larry is survived by his brother, Ronnie (Ann), two sisters, Geraldine and Joann, sister -in- law, Sandy. Children: Nichelle, Larry, Jr., Tiffany. Domestic partner, Charlene Hudson, numerous relatives, and friends.
The visitation is from 10:00am until 10:30am on June 19, 2021 at the Calhoun Funeral Home. The memorial service will follow at 10:30am on Saturday, June 19, 2021, also at the Calhoun Funeral Home. The burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank all who cared for him during his last few months.