Dorothy C. Dyer, the Hideout, Lake Ariel, died Saturday after an illness in the Regional Hospital of Scranton. She was the widow of Donald J. Dyer Sr. The couple had been married for 51 years.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late John and Irene Cody Corcoran, she was a member of St. Thomas More/St. Mary's Roman Catholic Parish Community. Before retirement, she had been employed as an executive secretary for the Buell Engineering Co. and also worked as the receptionist in a chiropractic office. After marrying, she left Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, to raise a family on Long Island. She was a member of the church choir and Rosary Altar Society at St. Anthony's Parish, Oceanside, N.Y., and also sang in St. Christopher's Parish Choir, Baldwin, N.Y. In later years, she retired with her husband to the Hideout, where she became very involved in many activities and organizations including the Hideout Quilters, the Adult Social Club, the Hideout Bowlers and the art committee. One of her favorite endeavors was organizing and chairing the Hideout Fashion Show.
She will long be remembered as a wonderfully organized and classy woman. In recent years, she became a member of the Honesdale Memoir Writing Group. A prolific poet, she had a gift for writing and a beautiful way with words.
When asked in an English composition class many years ago to write her epitaph, she wrote, "A reigning queen in life, crowned with the jewels of motherhood, humble and thankful in death."
No words here could ever convey the depth of her love for her children and family. And no words could ever express our sadness in losing her.
Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy Dyer, Waltham, Mass.; and Colleen Townsend and husband, David, Silver Spring, Md.; a son, Donald J. Dyer Jr., Wayne, N.J.; a sister, Jeanne Gober, North Carolina; three grandchildren, Michelle, Jessica and Eric; several nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Thomas More Church, 105 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel. Interment, St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow. Family and friends who plan to attend the funeral are invited to go directly to the church.
Friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m., in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Road, Lake Ariel.
For directions or to send an online condolence, visit www.jameswilsonfuneral home.com