Donald  Sorrell

Donald Gerard Sorrell

Thursday, October 9th, 1930 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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On June 5, 2020, Donald G. Sorrell, beloved husband of the late Miriam (Rhein) Sorrell, died peacefully in his sleep after an acute illness. He was the son of Leo B. and Niobe G. Sorrell. He was predeceased by his siblings, Leo Giles, Ethel Gene and Hugh Curtis. He was a loving father to Lisa Eberlein and her husband Richard, Amy Sorrell, Mary Colette Suntum and her husband Kenneth Fearon and he is survived by his sister Mary Colette Sorrell. He cherished his 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

A native of Baltimore, he was born at Mercy Hospital on October 9, 1930. He attended the Shrine of the Sacred Heart School and graduated from Forest Park High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in 1955. He met his wife, Miriam Rhein, in 1956 on a blind date and they were married one year later. They spent 58 wonderful years together. He attended The University of Baltimore and received a BA in Business. He worked for over 35 years for Baltimore Federal Financial in mortgage banking. In retirement, he enjoyed real estate and music. He loved opera and classical music. Barbara Streisand, Judy Garland and Luciano Pavarotti were his favorite performers.

While a man of few words, Donald always enjoyed making friends and strangers smile. In lieu of flowers donation can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, services will be held at a later date.
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Betty Pavone McDonald and Mr. Chip

Posted at 11:30pm
Donald you will always be in our , prayers, and peace to the family. You and Miriam are now together again. RIP, love ya!
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Lindsey Skinner

Posted at 09:51am
I was so sorry to hear about Donnie's death. I will always remember him as "Uncle Donnie" from the years that he lived with me and my parents (Anne and Dave Opfer) in Longchamps-sur-Aujon. He was such a nice man, often during the France sojourn, trying to understand the mind of a 4-year-old girl who once walked in on him while he was shaving and compared his underwear to hers! Some things you never forget! He was not amused...
May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Lindsey Opfer Skinner

Patricia Thomas

Posted at 11:45am
Don was a wonderful person and dear friend. It was a joy to be with him and we shared many happy times
together. He and Miriam were a great couple and I will always remember the fun parties in Ocean City during the Real Estate Conventions. Sending my love and sincere sympathy to their girls Lisa, Amy and Colette.
Pat Crawford Thomas

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