August 30 2017: DORIAN, Harry A., Sr.


On August 28, 2017 at age 89, of Bethesda, MD, formerly of Villanova, PA. Loving husband of Alice (nee Gabriel). Father of Harry, Jr. (Patricia), Stephen, Paul (Michele), James (Eleni) and Alexia Luka (Gabor). Also survived by his sister, Victoria Mesropian, and 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

He served honorably in the U.S. Army in 1946. He was very active all his life in Armenian and Greek organizations, devoting much of his time to volunteer and charitable work. He was especially proud of his decades of work with the Karagheusian Charitable Foundation, which provides free medical and dental care to disadvantaged children in Armenia. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. He graduated from West Philadelphia High School in 1946, obtained a B.A. degree from Penn State in 1951, a law degree from Syracuse University Law School in 1954, and an MBA from NYU in 1962. He was admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and was a lifetime member of the American Bar Association and the Lawyers Club of Philadelphia. He was Vice President and Senior Trust Officer at Philadelphia National Bank, Delaware Trust Company and Hamilton Bank. He was a professor and lecturer in banking and finance at Temple University, Eastern College, Bucknell University and the American Institute of Banking. He was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2002 for his philanthropic work in the Armenian community.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Viewing from 9:30-10:30 am, followed by the church service at 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church, 7701 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD. Donations may be sent in his memory to St. George Greek Orthodox Church at the above address, or to the Karagheusian Foundation, 381 Park Ave South, Suite 617, New York, NY 10016.

Francis J. Collins Funeral Home, Inc.
500 University Blvd. West
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Phone: 301.593.9500