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Dorothy Drugan

Dorothy Drugan, 90, of South Grant Street, Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Mercy Center, Dallas.

Born Feb. 11, 1922 in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late James and Hattie Drugan.

Dorothy was very civic-minded and took great interest in the community. She was an organizer of the Heights Little League and served as secretary for 12 years, and also organized the Grant Street School and Home League, serving as its first president. She served as city chairperson of numerous heart and cancer fund-raising efforts.

Dorothy was active in local politics and served as chairperson of the Wilkes-Barre City Democratic Committee, chairwoman of the Sixth Legislative District Democratic Committee and vice chairwoman of the Luzerne County Democratic Committee. She was a Democratic committeewoman in the Sixth Ward for 54 years.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph A. Drugan; daughter, Aileen Miller; son, Joseph A. Drugan Jr.; sisters, Mary Adams, Nellie Hall, Margaret McGlynn and Loretta Gattuso; and brothers, Michael, George, William and Edward Bryce.

She will be greatly missed by her daughter, Kathleen and her husband, Harry Vogt, Bear Creek Village; grandchildren, Joseph Drugan III and Kaelie Drugan, Virginia; Harry Vogt III, Arkansas; Eric Vogt, Mountain Top; Aileen Taylor, Bear Creek Village; Cathie Mault, Philadelphia; Lauren Miller, Plains Township; Kristen Martinelli, Dupont; and Amy Yenason, Dallas; and great-grandchildren, Evan, Arden and Ryan Taylor, Bear Creek; Eric Jr., Julia and Justin Vogt, Mountain Top; Madison and Connor Vogt, Arkansas; Nola and Desmond Mault, Philadelphia; Timmy Moore, Plains Township; Aileen Overman and Gianna Martinelli, Dupont; and Isabelle Albert, Bear Creek.

A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at 8:30 a.m. Friday from McLaughlin's − The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday.

Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Dorothy's family at www.celebrateherlife.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 2, 2013
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