Steuben County, N.Y. (WENY)-- Local philanthropist, television show host, and Editor-in-Chief to various national magazines, Henry Dormann, passed away unexpectedly over the weekend at the age of 86.
You may recognize him as the host of "Around Town With Henry Dormann," where he highlighted various local businesses around the area. He also appeared at the end of Good Morning Twin Tiers during the last commercial break with his "Thought of the Day."
Dormann wore many hats during his life, including Editor-in-Chief and Chairman of Leaders Magazine, also serving as Chairman of the Board for the National Enquirer. Dormann made a name for himself for his ability to meet with and discuss a variety of issues with world leaders, from presidents and prime ministers, to industry magnates. He also gathered letters and notes from leaders, which he published into a book, "Letters from Leaders" in 2013.
In the late 1990's, Henry and his wife donated $500,000 from the Young Leadership Foundation to what was then the Davenport Library in Bath. The donation helped fund a major expansion and the building was renamed the Dormann Library when it was finished in 1999. Dormann has been noted saying he wishes one day to further expand the library and its programs.
When he wasn't traveling to his office in New York City or abroad meeting with world leaders, Henry lived at his home in Bath, NY. He is survived by his wife, Alice, and two daughters, Kaari and Kristi.
We will continue to have coverage regarding Henry Dormann's life, and the impact he had on the community.
The attached video above is a farewell Henry filmed before his passing, thanking the community for participating in his "Around Town" series.