DANBURY, Conn. – Charles Edward “Chuck” Dorris, a resident of Danbury, died Friday, May 13. He was 68.
He born Aug. 10, 1947, at Marshall Browning Hospital in DuQuoin, Ill. to Troy Clyde Dorris and Marie Petrina Bell.
He graduated from Stillwater (Oklahoma) High School in 1965 and attended Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of Delta Chi Fraternity. He later graduated from Kansas City Art Institute, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Photography.
After graduation, he moved to New York City, where he joined a production company working on audio-visual presentations. His design work won awards from art directors' clubs and The New York Film and TV Festival. His photography was published in Stewart, Tabori and Chang's American Vineyards, and in publications such as Martha Stewart Living, The Wine Spectator and The New York Times.
He later served as the creative director for user interface at IBM Advanced Internet, where he developed skills in metadata analysis and web and application development. This led him to found eDining in 2006, where he began creating web, print and online communications that married design and photography with the fine art of food and the business of fine dining over the Internet.
His love of food and his passion for photography and capturing the essence of life lived to its fullest made him one of the leading commentators on gourmet food in the greater New York City area.
He is survived by his wife, Margery Schiffman; brother, Gene Dorris of Hillsborough, N.C.; and four nephews, William Porter Dorris of Philadelphia, John Dorris of Shenzhen, China, Isaac Dorris of Hillsborough, N.C. and Seth Schiffman of New York City.
A gathering of friends will be held in honor of his life at a time and place yet to be determined. All are welcome to attend and celebrate his life. Those wishing to send donations to honor him may send them to Laurel Ridge Health Care Center, 642 Danbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877.