From the North Platte Telegraph Online - December 30, 2002
Vincent J. 'Jim' Dorsey
COZAD - Vincent J. "Jim" Dorsey, 78, of Cozad died Dec. 28,
2002, at his home.
He was born July 12, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Andrew and Mary
Milletti Dorsey. He grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from
Manhatten High School. After high school, he attended Aviation
School. In July 1943, he entered the U.S. Navy where he was a
Machinist Mate during World War II, serving in the European and
After his discharge in March of 1946, he came back to New York,
where he married Phylis Pearce in
1947, whom he met in England during the war. He owned his own
gas station in Brooklyn before moving to Seattle, Wash. He worked
for Boeing Aircraft as an engineer. The family moved to Cozad,
where he worked at Wells Garage for many years. He later owned
and operated J.D.'s Radio and TV. He managed Western Alfalfa
and also served as a police officer in Cozad for several years. He
retired from Monroe Automotive in 1987.
Mr. Dorsey was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, the
American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed
camping, fishing, boating and was an avid ham radio operator. He
also enjoyed electronics and computers.
[Family information details removed to protect their privacy]
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nov. 22,
1986; his parents, and a brother, Rick.
A memorial has been established.
A Christian Wake will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Christ the King
Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday
at Christ the King Catholic Church with the Rev. Donald O'Brien as
celebrant. Burial will be in the Cozad Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home
and 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the church.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad is in charge.