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In Memoriam: Ed Dorian

Ed Dorian, founder and former chairman of Dorian Drake International, died April 20 following a long battle with cancer. He was 92.

Dorian served in the U.S. Army in Europe and Japan during World War II, and had a rich and varied international business career in export finance and export management.

After 18 years with the Arabian American Oil Co., he served as president of Drake America, a New York-based export management company and its affiliate, Export Credit Corp., from 1967-74. He left to found Creditcorp Int’l. in 1975; six years later, he started Dorian International, an export management company. That firm acquired his former company, Drake America, in 1985 and later unified its identity as Dorian Drake International. Based in White Plains, N.Y., it is one of the country's leading export-management firms, and continues today under the leadership of Dorian's eldest son, Edward Jr.

Other survivors include his wife Ethel; daughter Donna; and two grandsons. Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church, 1131 North St., White Plains, N.Y. 10605 or online to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation