first_img “Our father’s public service of 60 years was his greatest legacy. His love for his bride of almost 64 years and his family was his proudest accomplishment,” said Robert Dorn. Dorn and his wife would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary in February. “Setting an example of undying love and devotion to our mother was my father’s greatest legacy,” said Daniel Dorn. Dorn’s daughter, Jennifer Bodaken, agreed. “My dad always said, `The greatest gift I can give my children is to love their mother,”‘ she said. Born in Pasadena on Sept. 19, 1918, Dorn attended John Muir High School, Pasadena Junior College and graduated from what was then Santa Barbara State College in 1941. Dorn worked as a school teacher and Realtor before entering politics in 1949 as a member of the Board of Directors in Pasadena. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 1956 and re-elected in 1960, 1964 and 1968. He served as chairman of the board in 1963 and 1964 and was vice president of the statewide County Supervisors Association of California. After leaving Los Angeles County, Dorn moved to Morro Bay. He served as the city’s mayor from 1980 to 1984. “My father’s value to the public was great, as you all will find out, but his legacy to his loved ones was even greater. He served with no regrets and his life was truly blessed by those he served,” said Robert Dorn. Dorn, whose district included the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita and Lancaster, received numerous awards, including the La Canadan of the Year, 1960; Red Shield Award of the Salvation Army, 1962; Outstanding Young Man of Pasadena, 1950; and one of Five Outstanding Young Men of California, 1952. In addition to his wife, sons and daughter, Dorn is survived by 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Warren Dorn, who represented the Antelope Valley on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from 1956 to 1972, died Tuesday at 87. Dorn was credited with helping to establish Fox Airfield in Lancaster and the Los Angeles Music Center, improving services for patients at county hospitals and pushing enforcement of air pollution laws. “He really enjoyed serving as supervisor … and representing the entire county. He was a real committed citizen, a citizens’ politician who really loved his work and the service he provided,” said Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, who represents the Fifth District that Dorn represented for years. Formerly a Pasadena resident, Dorn died at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo of pneumonia, according to his daughter-in-law, Irene Dorn. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita A funeral is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Morro Bay, where he was mayor after moving from Los Angeles County. Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting was adjourned in Dorn’s memory. Antonovich said he spoke with Dorn on Monday night. “I had the opportunity to wish him God’s speed and (say) we would keep him in our prayers as we wanted him to keep us in his prayers,” Antonovich said. Dorn married his wife, Phyllis, in 1942, and they had two sons, Dan and Robert, and a daughter, Jennifer. last_img

first_imgRIVERSIDE PARK WILL BE SPRAYED FOR MOSQUITOES THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENINGS.THE SPRAYING IS TAKING PLACE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF THE PESKY BUGS IN THE PARK IN ADVANCE OF THIS WEEKEND’S ARTSPLASH FESTIVAL.ARTSPLASH TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN RIVERSIDE PARK.last_img