Dr. Dorothy Eisenhower Pomraning

Pomraning NEWVILLE Dr. Dorothy Eisenhower Pomraning went peacefully to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Thornwald Nursing home. Dorothy was born September 18, 1931, to Horace B. and Mary F. Eisenhower. She was preceded in death by her husband Leroy Pomraning. Dorothy and her husband operated a fruit and vegetable farm in Newburg and attended the West Shore Farmer's Market in Camp Hill for 40 years. During that time, they also opened Mountain Lakes Farm Market in Carlisle and expanded to include the floral shop, Flowers by Mountain Lakes. Dorothy's professional life was centered on education. She graduated from William Penn High School in York at age 16 and then attended Gettysburg Seminary receiving a degree in Christian Education. She earned her Home Economics degree from Hood College in Fredrick, Md., and for over 30 years she taught Home Economics at Big Spring High School in Newville. During that time she also earned her Masters and Doctorate Degrees from Penn State University. She went on to teach Home Economics at James Madison University for 10 years. Upon retirement from teaching she returned to the family business for many years. Dorothy was a member of AARP, PSEA, VSTA, AHEA, NEA, FHA, BPOE and many others. She was a longtime member of Zion Lutheran Church in Newville and more recently a member of Big Spring Presbyterian Church also in Newville. Surviving Dorothy is her son, Keith Pomraning; daughter, Mary Geisweit; grandchildren, Sarah, Katherine, Adam and David Geisweit; brothers-in-law, Neil Gallagher (Lolin), and Alan Mueser; niece, Pamela Badzinski (Gary); nephew, Harold Pomraning (Linda); stepbrother, Robert Hobaugh and family. She was predeceased by sisters, Louise Gallagher and Helen Mueser; brother-in-law, Leighton Pomraning (Alice); sister-in-law, Mary Bechtel; and nephew, George Pomraning. Private burial services will be held in York at the convenience of the family. A Memorial and Celebration of Life service will be held on Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. in the Big Spring Presbyterian Church in Newville with her pastor, Rev. William Beck officiating. To send on-line condolences please visit www.eggerfuneralhome.com

Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Mar. 28, 2013