Dorothy Roberts Harper

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    - Marge Balas
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Harper, Dorothy Roberts

Dorothy Roberts Harper of Endwell, N.Y., passed away on Friday, March 21, 2014. She was predeceased by husband, James M. Harper in 1988; sisters, Helen and husband, Donald Logan, Gertrude (Trudy) and Anna Roberts; sisters-in-laws Louise, Grace and Betty. Formerly of Plains, Pennsylvania, her life was enriched by brother-in-law and wife, Harry and Rita Harper, many cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great, great-nieces and nephews. Dorothy, born in Plains, Pennsylvania, November 6, 1921, came to Endicott in 1946 to be with her husband, Jim who worked for IBM. She lived for years on Adams Avenue and then moved to Yale Street, Endwell in 1978. Dorothy worked in Tri-Phi Women's Shop, McLain's Department Store and Esther Immerman's on Washington Avenue retiring to be a full-time caregiver for her mother-in-law. She was known for dressing smartly with great attention to color and detail. Dear and caring neighbors, Meberts, Franklins and Spellmans and many others added to her "family". They were always there to share friendship and respond to her needs. She loved them dearly and treasured their hugs, returning them with warmth. She was a good listener and friend to many, including volunteering for the church prayer chain and the Interfaith Caregiver Program. She was active in the Plains Presbyterian Church in Plains, Pennsylvania and West Presbyterian Church in Binghamton (now United Presbyterian Church, Binghamton). A Memorial service for Dorothy will be held on Friday at 1 PM at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott with Reverend Arthur Suggs, a longtime friend officiating. At the family's request there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Dorothy's memory may be made to Children's Home, 1182 Chenango Street, Binghamton, NY 13901 or Faith in Action, 3 Otseningo Street, Binghamton, N.Y. 13903. Dorothy was active with both of these organizations.


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Allen Memorial Home
511 E. Main St. Endicott, NY 13760
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Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2014
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