Dorothea C. Fesenmyer, 85, of 371 Lang Maid Lane, Bradford, passed away Sunday (Dec. 21, 2014) at the Bradford Manor.
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Born Jan. 19, 1929, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Basil and Harriett Robbins Gildersleeve.
On Aug. 19, 1950, in St. Bernard Church, she married Howard L. Fesenmyer, who survives.
Mrs. Fesenmyer was a 1946 graduate of Bradford High School. She attended Keuka College and graduated from Clarion University in 1950 with a teaching degree. She taught in the Butler School system and then in 1953 moved back to Bradford. She taught for the Bradford Area School District for many years as a reading specialist, in the Title 1 program, retiring in 1979.
She volunteered for the Bradford Hospital Auxiliary and for the Bradford Hospital Resale Shop and was awarded Female Honoree from the hospital. She was also recognized by the YWCA as Woman of the Year.
She was a member of the Thursday Bridge Club at Pennhills Club and a member of the American Association of University Women.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is survived by two daughters, Susan (Michael) Carlson of The Woodlands, Texas, and Judy (Jon) Kirk of Olean, N.Y.; one son, David (Cindy) Fesenmyer of Imperial; a sister, Mary Ann (Dick) Bell of Bellfonte; six grandchildren, Michael (Jackie) Carlson, Sarah (Matt) Shivers, Brian Kirk, Timothy (Veronica) Kirk, Catherine (Chris) Blocher and Jessica Fesenmyer; six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Jack Gildersleeve and Larry Gildersleeve.
Family will be receiving friends today from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 East Main St., where funeral and committal services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, with the Rev. Seth McClymonds Jr., pastor of the First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Willow Dale Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a
On line condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
372 East Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30, 2014