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Lieutenant Governor Gregory R. Francis offered his deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mrs. Delta M. Dorsch, a cultural icon, educator and tradition bearer of the Virgin Islands.
“I have fond memories of her storytelling and the vivid imagery Mrs. Dorsch used to bring the story to life before our eyes. She was a master of her craft and clearly delighted in sharing the rich traditions of our oral history with the young and old. Our Virgin Islands community has benefited from her determined efforts to preserve our culture and history,” Lt. Gov. Francis said. “Her life reflects her commitment to the Virgin Islands.”
A lifelong educator, Mrs. Dorsch used every opportunity to share the knowledge and experiences gained during her lifetime. At every level of education – from elementary to college – she stressed the importance of academic excellence, community pride and traditional values. Mrs. Dorsch also mentored younger generations of educators by generously imparting pearls of wisdom and taught future storytellers to appreciate the value of a good story well told.
“Although we have lost Mrs. Dorsch, her legacy lives on in the cultural traditions that she worked tirelessly to preserve,” said Lt. Gov. Francis. “I am honored to have known her and on behalf of my wife, Cheryl, and the staff at the Lieutenant Governor’s Office extend sincere condolences to all those who mourn the passing of this great lady.”