Diana Dorrance, 73, widow of Campbell Soup Co. executive Jack Dorrance and a tireless supporter of the arts.
She wed John T. Dorrance Jr. in 1979. It was her second marriage; her first husband, eminent anesthesiologist and educator Robert D. Dripps, died in 1973. It was Jack Dorrance's third marriage.
Born Diana R. Rogers in Newcastle, Del., Mrs. Dorrance was exposed to art at a very early age. She was the daughter of Lausatt Richter Rogers, a painter and art conservator. She graduated from the Tower Hill School, then studied at the Museum School of Art in Philadelphia and at the Attingham Study Center in England. She had a special interest in Chinese porcelain and American crafts.
Mrs. Dorrance was a trustee and past chairman of the Fleisher Art Memorial. In 1989, Fleisher dedicated the Diana Dorrance Studio/Gallery in her honor.
She served on the board of the Academy of Music and chaired its 117th annual ball in 1974. She also was a board member of Brandywine Conservancy.
Mrs. Dorrance also was a member of the women's committee of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, a board member of the Print Club of Philadelphia and a member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. She was a member of the Acorn Club, the Merion Cricket Club and the Gulph Mills Golf Club.
Surviving are a son, Robert D. Dripps 3d; daughter, Susan D. Stauffer; two brothers, and three grandchildren.