Dorothy Holsinger

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Dorothy I. Holsinger, 89, formerly of 1263 E. Main St., passed away Sunday (Jan. 13, 2013) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Born Oct. 12, 1923, in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Nettie Burley Rapp. On Nov. 10, 1945, in Bradford, she married W. Glenn Holsinger, who passed away Dec. 14, 1986.
Mrs. Holsinger was a 1941 graduate of Bradford High School. On Oct. 12, 1943, she enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard, served during World War II with the Coast Guard Spars, and was honorably discharged on Dec. 13, 1945.
She returned to Bradford and worked as a secretary in the payroll department at Corning Glass Works until her retirement in 1981.
Surviving are two daughters, Connie (Loren) Heimbach of Lewis Run and Cathy (Greg) Mason, one son, Randy (Susan) Holsinger and a brother, Cecil Rapp, all of Bradford; five grandchildren, Stephen (My) Hixenbaugh, Rob (Angela Taylor) Holsinger, Brad (Melissa Colts) Mason, Shawn (Bridget) Mason and Brandi Holsinger; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Lee Hixenbaugh; one sister, Lillian Swanson; and one brother, Richard Rapp.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., East Main Street, where funeral and committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Max Miller, pastor of the Bradford Area Parish, officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to the Bradford Ecumenical Home; The Limestone (N.Y.) American Legion; or a .
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Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, 2013
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