Dorothy Drugan

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Jan. 1, 2013

Dorothy Drugan, 90, of S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Mercy Center in 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 fundraising efforts.

Dorothy was active in local politics and served as chairperson of the Wilkes-Barre City Democratic Committee, chairperson of the Sixth Legislative District Democratic Committee and vice chairperson 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, Va.; Harry Vogt III of Ark.; Eric Vogt, Mountain Top; Aileen Taylor, Bear Creek Village; Cathie Mault, Philadelphia; Lauren Miller, Plains Twp.; Kristen Martinelli, Dupont, and Amy Yenason, Dallas; great-grandchildren, Evan, Arden and Ryan Taylor, Bear Creek; Eric Jr., Julia and Justin Vogt, Mountain Top; Madison and Connor Vogt, Ark.; Nola and Desmond Mault, Philadelphia; Timmy Moore, Plains Twp.; Aileen Overman and Gianna Martinelli, Dupont, and Isabelle Albert, Bear Creek.

Celebration of Dorothy's Life will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. from McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, with 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 in Hanover Township. Visitation will be held at McLaughlin's on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m.

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Published in Times Leader on Jan. 2, 2013