Dorothy A. Weaver, former Denver official, passes

By on February 25, 2015

Dorothy A. (Fritz) Weaver, 86, of Denver, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015.

She was born on July 9, 1928 in Lancaster, to the late Clarence D. and Miriam E. Fritz. Dottie shared 66 years of marriage with Donald S. Weaver, who preceded her in death in 2014.

Prior to her marriage in 1947, she worked at the Watt & Shand Department Store and Hamilton Watch Co., where she met Donald. After raising their family, Dottie became the Denver Borough treasurer and Denver Borough Authority secretary, retiring in 1990.

Dorothy Weaver

Dorothy Weaver

She was a member of Eastern Star, Denver Women’s Club, Red Hat Society, and Trinity United Methodist Church. Dottie was active in the women’s society of World Service at Trinity and later served as district president and conference secretary. She was an accomplished seamstress, hat designer, and ceramic artisan.

Dottie is survived by her three daughters: Donna, wife of Barry Mentzer of Lancaster; Deborah, wife of Stephen Alleman of Elizabethtown; and Dot, wife of Stephen Gehman of Denver; four grandchildren: Joshua Gehman, husband of Mereca Gehman of Colorado; Jordan Gehman, husband of Mali Mrozinski of Wisconsin; Kacey Alleman, partner of James Reider of Washington; and Ryan Alleman, husband of Ashley Alleman of Manheim; three great grandchildren: Addison and Harper Gehman, and Avery Alleman.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Dawn Louise; and her sister: Mary Nissley.

Services were held Feb. 23 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, with the Rev. Michael Roney officiating. A private interment was held at Mellinger’s Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Dottie’s memory may be made to Asera Care Hospice, 315 Primrose Lane, Suite 101, Mountville, PA 17554 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 420 Main St., Denver, PA 17517.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com

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