|Birth: ||Dec. 4, 1916|
|Death: ||Apr. 14, 2011|
Dorothy E. Jacoby passed into eternal life on April 14, 2011 with her son, Robert Jacoby, and daughter, Ann Rebecca Shaver, at her side. She was born in Richland, PA on December 4th, 1916 to the late Paul and Abbie Barry. She was preceded in death by her brother, Carl A. Barry, and sister, Gladys Goheen Hoover.
She was a graduate of Ursinus College and was a loving and caring wife and mother who enjoyed being a homemaker and used her culinary talents in hospitality and fellowship to family and friends. She was active in the Hershey Spring Creek Church of the Brethren, having served as deaconess for forty years, Sunday school teacher and the only female who served as chair of the church board. She and her husband, Robert, offered support to the Social Service Department at the Hershey Medical Center by opening their hearts and home to families in need of a "Home away from home" as their loved ones recovered in the hospital. While on her husband's foreign assignment, she taught English to children at the Korean Christian Day School. She was also elected and served on the Derry Township School Board.
She was married to her beloved husband, the late Robert Jacoby, for 68 glorious years. She is survived by her son, David R. Jacoby and companion Beth Williams from Florida; her daughter, Ann Rebecca Shaver and husband Allen, Hershey; and her son, Robert B. Jacoby and wife Patricia from Hummelstown; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held Thursday, April 21, 2011 from 12 Noon until 1:30 PM in the Hoover Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. of Hershey. A memorial service of praise and thanksgiving will begin at 1:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to MADD, Pennsylvania, 2323 Patton Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or her church, the Lancaster Church of the Brethren, 1601 Sunset Avenue, Lancaster, PA 17601.
Lancaster Sunday News 4/17/2011
Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
Record added: Apr 17, 2011
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