Andrew Ralph 'Pops' Dorsey
- January 28, 1936 - February 17, 2013
- Buskirk, New York
of Andrew Ralph's Passing
Vermont Veteran's Home
325 North Street
Bennington, VT 05901
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“I REMEMBER THE LOOK ON POP'S FACE THE DAY WE SURPRISED HIM AT THE DINER WHEN I CAME TO VISIT AND WE DIDN'T TELL POP'S OR MOM. SMILEY TOLD ME DAD HAD...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: CHERYL GRAY ECKLEBERRY - FL
“So very sorry to hear about a loss of a dear loved one. One thing that we can be sure of is that we will be able to see them again under better...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Alicia - Dunnellon, FL
“Please accept my most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…my thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
3 of 6 | Posted by: Diann Sheldon
“Ralph was a good friend for all the years I lived in Cambridge. Great knowledge on motorcycles and life. He was always positive and could find good...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Arnie Gundersen - Spring Hill, FL
“He will be very missed. We enjoyed knowing him for as long as our family has.
5 of 6 | Posted by: Laurie & Ed Kuscsik Jr - Halfmoon, NY
“I AM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
Ralphie will be missed
6 of 6 | Posted by: JANCE COX - Bennington, VT
Buskirk Andrew Ralph Dorsey, 77, aka Pops, died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, after a long illness. He was the beloved husband of Sally (McFarland) Dorsey.
Born Tuesday, January 28, 1936 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, he was raised by his grandparents, the late Andrew T. and Latishue Montieth Dorsey.
He joined the United States Army in 1952 and served in the Korean War where he was wounded and honorably discharged. He made his home in Florida for many years where he owned and operated Dorsey's Paint and Body shop.
On November 17, 1974, he married Sally. They moved to Buskirk in the early 1980's and have loved living there.
Ralph loved working in his garage, mowing his lawn, spending time with his family and taking care of his Huskies. Benson's was his favorite eating spot.
Along with his wife of 38 years, he is survived by two sons, Harry L. Hurt, Jr., aka Smiley and wife Melisa Walsh and Lester V. Hurt, aka Rebel, all of Buskirk. He was the proud grandfather of five, Samantha Reeves, Kiley Berisha, Michael Walsh, Ronnie Hurt and Paris Adriance-Hurt and great-grandfather of three, Colton and Kyla Reeves and Odette Berisha. He leaves behind a sister-in-law and four brothers-in-laws and their families, who reside in Florida. He also leaves behind close family friends, George Palmer, Hugh and Lori Amiroso, Robert Caudill and Mike and JoAnne Brownell.
Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 AM at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY. At 5:00 PM military honors will be presented by the United States Army.
For those wishing to remember Ralph in a special way, the family suggests donations in his name be made to the Vermont Veteran's Home, 325 North Street, Bennington, VT 05201.