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Doris Marie Gescheidt


1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
HENDERSONVILLE - Doris Marie Gescheidt, 87, went to rest on Thursday, August 20, 2015.
She was born on September 14, 1927 to the late Frank & Marie Fabian Gescheidt. She is also preceded in death by her brother Frank John Gescheidt; great-great niece, Jahmiah Doherty, and best friend Patricia Hawkins.
Doris grew up in Bronx, NY, and retired from Oxford University Press. She loved animals, especially dogs. Doris was an avid reader and volunteered many years for the Blue Ridge Humane Society Thrift Store. She had many friends and wonderful neighbors who were by her side for holidays, laughter, and help as needed. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. The family asks that you remember your loved ones by telling them how much you love them.
Doris is survived by her loving family; a nephew, Frank E. Gescheidt and his wife Nancy; a niece, Jane Romero and her husband Lee; ; a sister-in-law, Frances Gescheidt; great nieces, Cheryl Madia and Carrie Granboif; a nephew, Eric Romero; great-great-nephews, Kai Doherty, Nickolas Graham, and Alex Granboif.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at the Opportunity House.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Blue Ridge Humane Society Animal Shelter, 88 Centipede Ln., Hendersonville, NC 28792.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center are in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Aug. 30, 2015
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