Alvy M. Dorman

September 24, 1933 ~ December 2, 2020


Dec. 9, 2020
3:00 AM - 3:45 AM
Larkin Riverton Mortuary 3688 West 126000 South, Riverton, Utah
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    Dec. 9, 2020
    4:00 AM
    Larkin Riverton Mortuary 3688 West 126000 South, Riverton, Utah
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  • Our dear dad, Alvy Dorman, passed away at home on December 2, 2020. He was born September 24, 1933, in Ventura, California with a little sister, Janet, arriving four years later. He grew up with a single mother who taught him a staunch work ethic. As a kid, Dad sold papers on street corners in Los Angeles and he worked in movie theaters and gas stations as a teenager. He loved fast cars and wooed his future wife, Marilyn, with his Hudson Hornet.

    Dad served in the Korean War and was quite innovative in hopping up the heaters so the soldiers in his unit would not freeze. He also worked as a gunner and radio chief. When he returned from his service, he worked as a commercial fisherman until he started landing jobs in the motion picture industry as a sound technician. He settled into his career, married Marilyn Landrum on July 25, 1959, and started a family in Glendale, California. He and our mom joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints shortly after their first child was born and raised their children to love God and serve others. Dad loved to give service any way he could. He served for many years in the Los Angeles Sherriff’s Department and was the best and most consistent Home Teacher for his families. He also served in his church as a ward clerk, ward mission leader, financial clerk, executive secretary, stake employment specialist, and stake high counselor.

    Dad also grew his career as a sound technician and finished his career as the Director of the Sound Department for Hanna Barbera working on cartoons like Scooby-Doo, Smurfs, Yogi Bear, Jetsons, and The Flintstones. He enjoyed working with all of the voice talents who came to his studio for recording. His professional accomplishments can be found at

    Dad retired to Bethel Island, California where he and our mother enjoyed boating and entertaining family who came for visits. He belonged to the United States Power Squadron and, never able to hold still, worked part-time moving pianos and at a local marina to keep from getting bored. He and our mother decided to move to Utah to be closer to their grandchildren and settled in Herriman, Utah after more than a decade of fun in the sun. Dad became known as the Tootsie-Roll man and generously supplied many children, young and old, with the treats. He was a man of many stories and we have tried hard to capture them for posterity. Dad lost our mother in 2016 and did the best he could to carry on. He is gone from us now to be with her and all his family who are in Heaven.

    Alvy is survived by three daughters, Deanna Sabey (Scott), Debbie Keel (Paul), and Desiree Durtschi (Mike), and five grand-children, Alex Dorman, Nicholas Sabey, Cecelia Keel, Nathan Durtschi, and Natalie Durtschi.

    Funeral services will be held on December 9, 2020, at 11:00 am at the Larkin Riverton Mortuary, 3688 West 121600 South, Riverton, Utah. A viewing will be held from 10:00-10:45 at the same location. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah.

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    Dear Dorman Family: I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Both of your parents were good friends to Smitty and I. I'm sure they are "talking". You are all in my prayers. Love, Dely Tanner

    - Dely Tanner
    Alvy was the greatest guy to see at church. He always shook our families hand and greeted us. He was a great guy, I’m sure going to miss him at church. But it gives me peace to know that he is up in heaven with his wife.

    - Cheyenne Sizemore
    Our sincere love and condolences to the Aly M Dorman family. We just love Alvy and considered him and his wife, our dearest friends. He and his wife, Marilyn, were such a delight to be with. Alvy is a talented loving disciple of Jesus Christ and a loving father and husband. The privilege to know Alvy and be his friend and know his talents was ours! We will see him again! He is in good hands with our Savior!!!

    We sure loved when Alvy came in for his visits. Sure he brought us tootsie rolls, but we loved his sweet presence even more than the treats. He was a very generous giver. We adore him and we've all discussed how we'll miss him and his stories.

    - Herriman Family Dental
    Alvy’s influence was far reaching! I work at a dental office Alvy has gone to for years. We looked forward to every time Alvy would come in. We knew it was going to be a good day when we saw him on the schedule. He had the best smile and the best stories! We loved being the recipient of his tootsie rolls. We will miss seeing him❤️

    - Halie Iverson
    Alvy was truly one of my absolute favorite seniors that came to the Riverton Senior Center. I have been employed there just over two years so I didn't get to know him as much as I would have liked to, but I loved the stories he had to tell about his adventures in the film industry and others. And yes I am a chocolate lover and enjoyed the tootsie rolls too. There is still a drawer filled with them and I will never be able to look at them without thinking of him. He is a very loving and considerate man and such an amazing soul. I am grateful too that he is now with his companion that he has so sorely missed. I loved that dad of yours, he reminded me a lot of mine. You have been amazing caregivers and I know how much he loves you and thanks you for taking such loving care of him. Caregiving is really hard but also better than that it is rewarding. I am grateful every day that I got that opportunity 4 times to take care of our parents. You will be blessed for your service. Sending hugs and prayers your way as you go through some tough days ahead.

    - Debbie Otteson
    My condolences to the entire family I’m sorry I won’t be able to make it due to health issues with me and my wife I’m still at a loss for words.

    - David norwood
    I am so sorry for your loss. His legacy will live on through all of you. Deanna my heart is with you.

    - JR GREEN
    Alvy was a man of many talents. He was in our home many times during his time living in Herriman. Alvy and I had many things in common and had good times talking even through the window of his little Ford Ranger truck that had over 1 million miles on it. We would talk about his Harley and His motorcycle days. Alvy was a great patriot and he loved his country, family, and the Lord. He will be missed in our neighborhood. We love his family and our prayers go with them during this time of remembrance of His life. Our love for his family CJ & Sherrie Lawrence

    - CJ & Sherrie Lawrence