Parker S. Dorman '44
I entered Amherst in the fall of 1940, on the heels of my brother Wayne, '42. When the war broke I signed up with the US Navy, and remained an Apprentice Seaman from
May 1942 until 1945. When called to active duty, I was sent to Williamstown for four months, in V-12. I graduated from Amherst in October '43 with a handful of our class. After Medical School and internship, I was commissioned and served two years during the Korean "conflict".
I married Janet English (Smith '44) on New Years Eve, 1944. Four years later we started a family, ending up with six. They are the most creative thing I've been involved with, and their lives and families continually enrich ours. In brief, they are:
TOM - Amherst '70, business, m. Janet B. Knox, DCC minister, two children, Needham MA
BRAD - Hobart '72, contractor, m. Kathleen Waldenfels, historian, two girls, Takoma Park, MD.
JOAN - Smith '73, college counselor, m. David G. Davis, education, one daughter, four step-children, Seattle, WA.
DEBORAH - Brown '77, bell choir director, m. Robert Kirk, education, three children, Woodstock CT.
ANNE - Harcum Jr. College '81, operating room veterinary technician New Bolton center, m. John Hope, business, two children, West Chester, PA.
JANET - Amherst '80 artist, m. David s. Bruce, business, Staunton Hill, Brookneal, VA, and Washington, DC.
I practiced medicine for forty years, specializing in Urology. Clinical medicine interested me a great deal more than administrative medicine, therefore I didn't stay in the Navy. Private practice appealed to me more than a University appointment, although I was on the clinical faculty of Georgetown University and headed their residency training at Suburban Hospital.
Several medical associations afforded us the opportunity to travel, including the Osler Society, the Southern Society of Urological Surgeons, and the Mid-Atlantic Section of the American Urological Association, all of Which I presided over at one time or another. I had to attend their meetings, at the Greenbrier, in Bermuda, Scotland, St. Croix or Puerto Rico.
Recently we have been to elder hostels in NR, AZ, and look forward to white water rafting in Idaho this June with family. As sane of you know I've begun writing. Fran June until it's time for the Redskins to play in Washington, Janet and I can be found on the shores of Damariscotta Lake, Jefferson, Maine, not far from the spot we first sighted each other across the dance floor at summer camp in 1937.