إِنَّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ
(“Indeed, we belong to Allah, and indeed, to Him we return.”)
Mr. Alhaji Mohammed S.B. Dorley Sr.
SUNRISE: December 15, 1945 – SUNSET August 20, 2023
It is with deep sadness and heavy heart that the Dorley, Swaray, Johnson, and Corneh families announce the homegoing of our beloved father, husband, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Mr. Alhaji Mohammed S.B. Dorley Sr, also known as Momo or MD. He passed on peacefully at his Liberian residence in Blamasee Town, on Monday, August 21 after a prolonged illness. He was a simple caring man who loved God and was a friend to everyone—I am sure anyone who met him will agree that he made an impression on each of us. A life so beautifully lived deserves to be celebrated. Although our hearts are saddened, we find solace in knowing that he is in a better place. Our lives and our world will never be the same without him.
Mr. Alhaji Mohammed S.B. Dorley Sr. was born in Brewerville, Montserrado County, Liberia to Alhaji Salia Dorley and Massa Swaray-Dorley, both of whom predeceased him. He was the oldest child of his parents. MD received his primary education at the CWA (College of West Africa) in Monrovia, Liberia. Later, he migrated to the United States of America, where he acquired his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State, Ohio, and later got his MBA degree at a University in Atlanta, GA in 1978.
Afterward, MD returned to Liberia he was employed at the Executive mansion as the Director of the Budget Bureau in the seventies. Not too long after the 1980 military coup in Liberia, MD returned to the United States, where he taught at the Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky and later at the West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania in the late 80s and 90s.
He leaves to mourn his death: his children—Bendu, Sedia, Christine, Momolu (J.B.), Massah, Marfarta, Mamawah, Mustapha, Lagbeh (deceased); fifteen grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one uncle Zwannah Sarnor, siblings, nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives.
MAY THE ALMIGHTY ALLAH FORGIVE HIS SHORTCOMINGS AND ACCEPT HIM IN ALJENNEH FIRDAUS. AMEEN
Date and Time: Sunday, October 1, 2023, at 12:00 PM.
Venue: 6025 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19142
CONTACTS In the USA:
Christine Dorley (615) 579-6234 (Daughter)
Marfarta Dorley (717) 869-7758 (Daughter)
Varfee Dorley (267) 621-6240 (Brother)
Blamasee Dorley (267) 467-2951(Brother)
Haja Fatu Dorley-Gobah/Hawa Dorley-Fofana (609) 396-9675 (Sisters)
Lansana Papa Dorley Jr. (609) 209-9803 (Son)
Lawrence Dorley-Tolbert (Son)
Massa Corneh (917) 570-5063 (Niece)
Vargee Gobah (609) 933-0801 (Nephew)
Mayamu Fofana (609) 510-9840 (Niece)
Nenneh Masay Corneh 088-657-22262
Ballah David 088-855-4421