In Memory of




Obituary for Donald Gerard Sorrell

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.