Dorothy Cohen Hunt

Dorothy Cohen Hunt, 90, of Clarks Summit, passed away on June 28 at Abington Manor in South Abington Twp. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester W. Hunt, on Aug. 8, 1989. They were married on Feb. 14, 1944.

Dorothy is survived by three children, Margaret Sweet, Moosic; Thomas Hunt, Clarks Summit; and James Hunt and wife, Bonnie, East Benton; six grandchildren, Suzanne, Cathy, Christopher, Amy, Jamie and Leslie; as well as two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Stephen.

Dorothy worked for the Scranton Dry Goods and managed the Scranton Dry country store in Clarks Summit until it closed. She then managed Costa Card Shop in Clarks Summit for more than 12 years.

She was an active member of Clarks Summit United Methodist Church until her illness prevented her from attending. She loved reading, jigsaw puzzles and playing card games. She was a talented artist, and during World War II had more than 100 people write a letter to her husband, who was deployed overseas. Interspersed throughout were pinup drawings and comics, which she drew. The result was a letter 114 feet in length, rolled on a scroll, which took her husband's platoon more than 2½ hours to read. The letter somehow found its way home from the Pacific, and continues to be something worth seeing.

Dorothy will truly be missed by her family, friends and church family.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. at Clarks Summit United Methodist Church. Friends may call from 10 until time of service at the church. All are welcome to attend. Participating clergy will be Amy Raser, pastor, and Sarah Miller, retired United Methodist pastor.

In lieu of flowers, send any memorial gifts to a .

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home, 418 S. State St., Clarks Summit.

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Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home
418 S. State St.  Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Published in Scranton Times on July 1, 2014