Sgt. Jordan Dorman departed this life unexpectedly at the young age of 21 Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. Jordan was born in Lewes at Beebe Hospital March 29, 1999.
All who knew Jordan in his childhood knew him as a bright, fun-loving kind soul. He graduated high school in 2017 at Sussex Central High School in Millsboro. Jordan was a well-renowned and talented football player at his high school, in which he achieved great recognition for the teammate and athlete that he made himself to be. After high school, Jordan made the eminent decision to enlist in the Army. He did so in July 2017. He completed his training at Fort Benning and arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska, in October 2017. Sgt. Jordan Dorman was then deployed in Iraq from September 2019-20.
Jordan was a machine gunner with 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team 25th Infantry Division. Jordan was a member of the B Co. I-5 Infantry Unit. He was known by his fellow soldiers as a man who would go out of his way to be the friend they needed - a man who brought love and light to every situation. His radiant light uplifted all soldiers who were fortunate enough to know and work beside him. Sgt. Jordan Dorman received many awards during his Army career, which include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Achievement Medal for honorable performance under the conditions of combat.
Sgt. Jordan Dorman is remembered as a loving son, father, husband, brother, grandson, cousin, nephew, soldier and friend. He is survived by his wife Kristen Dorman, and 1-year-old son Xavier Dorman; his grandparents Bonnie (Gregory) Dorman; his mother and father Catrina (Jon) Arbeene; his brothers and sisters, Brittany Arbeene, Johnathan Arbeene and Allison Arbeene; as well as his brother and sister-in-law James (Tessanichelle) Pitt; and mother-in-law Cathy Pitt-Easterling. He is also survived by countless family and friends.
Sgt. Jordan Dorman is preceded in death by his great-grandparents Dolores (Gerald) Dorman and Annamae Long.
Jordan’s greatest love in life was his son, Xavier. He had an everlasting love for his son that was few and far between. The bond the two shared was proof that Xavier was a piece of his heart long before he was born, it was indescribable. The way he provided for his wife and son was unfailing. God gave him the gift of being a father and a husband, which he took the utmost pride in and you could tell that was his calling. All who knew him closely watched how fatherhood transformed him into an even better man and gave him bigger dreams and a greater purpose.
Jordan forever lives on, being loved and remembered by all who were blessed enough to cross paths with him. Many things about him are hard to find in a person. He will always be remembered for his contagious half-smile and upbeat, goofy personality, one that would light up even the darkest room. Jordan never failed to make a soul laugh. He loved without condition, and always had an outreached hand no matter the circumstance. He had a level of compassion that made everyone feel safe in his presence. His heart was pure and selfless, and he never failed to make sure that all around him were loved, cherished, safe, and happy no matter what he was going through himself. His pure heart made him a protector for everyone he loved. Jordan was a hero both in uniform and out, and a determined one at best. All who knew Jordan learned something from him simply through the man he was. This made him a leader and a teacher, not just because of knowledge, but because of his passion to help everyone around him be successful.
Most of all, he will live on as a man who was full of life and possessed more love than anyone could fathom. Jordan made an unforgettable impact on not only the people around him but also on the world. Who Jordan was, is everything this world is missing, and he made the biggest impact with the time he was given. Jordan is now our guardian angel and everlasting protector. His soul has not left this earth, as it will live on through his son Xavier who already possesses so much of him. His legacy will continue through every single life he knew. His family will be missing a special part of who they were, as he took a piece of their hearts with him. He will be missed deeply and will live on through all the memories.
In honor of Sgt. Jordan Dorman, the family only asks that you continue his legacy. They ask that you spread unconditional love and compassion for those in your own life. Be kind and be the light others need and make an impact on someone’s life through the kind of person you chose to be, in honor of Jordan. That is what he did for us here on earth and will continue to do for us in heaven shining down.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m., at Sussex Central High School, Georgetown. Interment will be held privately at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, masks and social distancing are required.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.melsonfuneralservics.com.