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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Manfred Paul Dorn
January 28, 1936 - January 22, 2024

Public Events and Locations

Graveside Service - Saturday, January 27, 2024, 11:00 AM at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn
Military Honors - Saturday, January 27, 2024, 11:00 AM at Hillside Cemetery, Roslyn


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 501 Easton Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090 - 215-659-0911 - Map
Cemetery - Hillside Cemetery - 2556 Susquehanna Road, Roslyn, PA 19001 - 215-884-0696 - Map
Family Florist - LeRoy’s Flowers and Gifts, Inc - 409 West County Line Road, Hatboro, PA 19040 - 215-323-5407 - Map
Donation - Montgomery County SPCA - SPCA of Montgomery County - 19 East Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428 - 610-825-0111 - Map

Manfred Paul Dorn of Jenkintown, Pennsylvania died Monday, January 22, 2024 at Jefferson Abington Hospital. He was 87 years old. Manfred was born January 28, 1936 in Teltow, Germany, son of the late Paul Kurt Dorn and the late Elisabeth Gertrud (nee Willmann) Specht. He is the beloved husband of Loisanne (nee Pond) Dorn; father of Paul and his wife Marlene, Kurt and his wife Corinne, and Gregg and his wife Ann Marie; grandfather of Anthony, Paul, Danielle, Morgan, Steven, and Ethan; brother of Marion. He is also survived by his many great grandchildren.

Manfred emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1951. He graduated from Springfield High School, and after years of night classes, eventually received a bachelor's degree in business from Temple University. Manfred served honorably for four years in the United States Air Force from 1955 to 1959. Stationed at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington DC, Manfred served as the Radio Airman for General Curtis LeMay aboard his plane. After the Air Force, Manfred began dating and eventually married Loisanne Pond in 1963. Manfred founded Tele-Devices, a pioneering communications company in Philadelphia. He grew the company until it was bought by the Lerro Corporation, where he designed television studios and vans for various broadcast companies. He continued to work for Lerro until 2000. He then co-founded Eurotek with his wife, which became a successful manufacturing outsourcing company. The two ran the company until his full retirement. Through life, Manfred was always one to keep himself busy, working on hobbies or projects around the house. In his free time he also enjoyed trips to Germany, where they would stay at a family cottage on land he had re-acquired after the collapse of East Germany in 1989. He was an avid sailor, from his first 16 foot daysailer to a 40 foot Beneteau cruiser. Manfred also enjoyed skiing. He taught his sons and went with his grandson as well, a lifetime of skiing up to 80 years old.

Relatives and friends were invited to his graveside service with military honors rendered by the United States Air Force on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Hillside Cemetery, 2556 Susquehanna Road, Roslyn, PA 19001. Please plan on being in the cemetery office parking area by 10:55 am, we will have a procession to the grave, leaving the office at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Montgomery County SPCA, 19 East Ridge Pike, Conshohocken, PA 19428.

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