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DOROTHY GRACE JONES AMMLUNG

Dorothy Grace Jones Ammlung, 79, known as Dolly, Retired teacher from Elwyn Institute, Media, PA died June 4, 2010 at the home she shared with her husband, Russ and her son and caregiver, Chuck. Born on June 16, 1930 in Media, PA and raised in Collingdale, Dolly was a 1948 graduate of Collingdale High School and was proud of her Varsity Letters and the close friendships she has kept with many of her classmates over seven decades. She was a past member of the Green Ridge Community Church in Aston where she taught Sunday School and also served The Lions Club. She was a past member of Christ United Methodist Church in Brookhaven, PA. Dolly was a member of the YWCA in Chester, PA where she was a swimming instructor and earned her life saving certificate. She was a member of the former White Sands Swim Club for many years where she worked as a life guard and enjoyed her summers off with family and friends. Active in Aston AA, she coached the girl's basketball team in the 60's and also worked as a referee. Dolly became a teacher at Elwyn Institute in Media, PA where she became so attached to some of her students she brought them home for holiday dinners. She arranged and participated in rafting trips down the Youghiogheny River rapids in Ohiopyle, PA & the Lehigh River in the PA Poconos. Dolly was an avid bowler in many women's leagues and bowled for many years in the mixed Our Lady of Charity League with her husband and daughter. She enjoyed many out of town bowling tournaments. Always active, Dolly ran the volleyball/ basketball night at the Northley Jr. High School in Aston, PA and was a member of the Ridley Woman's Volleyball League's "Wharf Tavern" team that won the 1986 & 1988 championship. Dolly spent many summers at Seaville Shores, Sea Isle City, NJ where she loved to boogie board with her young grandchildren. Dolly & Russ were snowbirds for many years going between Sea Isle City, NJ and Ormond Beach & So. Daytona, FL. In 2002 Dolly was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. She became a permanent resident of Lakeview Estates in So. Daytona, FL in 2003 and she was a member of the Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, Daytona Beach Shores, FL. Reverend Larry Deitch said she had a boundless spirit that touched everyone she met. Dolly remained active in her community by riding her bike around the park and enjoying parties, dances, cards and games in the clubhouse. Dolly was a member of the "Red Hat Society". She participated in the as a cancer survivor and walked around the City Center Complex of Port Orange, FL each year from 2005 thru 2009. Dolly enjoyed many crafts and hobbies including sewing, knitting, crocheting, macramé, and scrapbooking. She taught each of us many different things but there is one thing she taught everyone she knew and that was to always smile. Whenever you were with Dolly there was always a reason to smile! Her sense of humor and playfulness will truly be missed by all. Dolly was the daughter and one of 115 descendents of the late John M. Jones, Jr. and Clara May Grum Jones. She was the sister of the late John J. Jones, Joseph G. Jones, Clara M. Stephen, and Helen R. Ammlung. She was the mother of the late Russell G. Ammlung, Jr., designer of the Aston Twp. Flag who died in 1970. Survivors: husband of almost 60 years, Russell G. Ammlung, Sr.; daughter and son-in-Law, Dorothy J. & William J. Myers of Drexel Hill, PA; sons, Edward J. Ammlung, of Boothwyn, PA, Jeffrey S. Ammlung, of Wilmington, DE and Charles D. Ammlung of So. Daytona, FL; brother, Walter E. Jones, of Ocala, FL; sister, Kathryn E. Clark, of Lebanon, MO; grandchildren, Philip R. Myers and Ethan S. Myers, both of Drexel Hill, PA; many cousins, nieces, nephews, great & great, great nieces & nephews & 2 great, great, great nieces. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in honor of Dorothy G. Ammlung to any of the following: The Drive-In Christian Church P.O. Box 7175 Daytona Beach, FL 32116-7175 www.driveinchurch.net Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/ Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail Port Orange, FL 32129 www.hovf.org/donate of Port Orange Florida, 1737 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32117 Elwyn Institute, 111 Elwyn Road Elwyn, PA 19063 www.elwyn.org/donate. Send a condolence to the family www.BaldwinCremation.com. Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society 1 North Causeway New Smyrna Beach FL 32169 is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 9, 2010
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