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YORK Dorothy M. Custer, 91, of West Manchester Township, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Normandie Ridge. Born September 13, 1922, in Johnstown, she was a daughter of the late Minnie (Splett) Dekrines and the late Gustaf DeCringes. She worked at Apollo Ad and several sewing factories including Thumbelina and Bernhaven. When she was a young woman, she worked at Harrison Boyer, a former Johnstown bakery, where she met her future husband Olin M. Custer, who was a baker. She was his assistant. Olin died in 1987 after 41 years of marriage. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she taught children and adult Sunday school for 60 years. She enjoyed her later years at Normandie Ridge, where she had been living since 1997. Mrs. Custer is the last of her immediate family, which included her brother, Louis Dekrines, who died 2013, and four sisters, Freda Balazik of Johnstown, Margaret Campanella of Saugerties, NY, Louise Dekrines of Johnstown, and Betty (Fetcko) Poff of Wrightsville. She is survived by her son, David O. Custer and his wife Carol of Camp Hill; her daughters Marsha Senft of York, Bobbie (Roberta) Brenneman, and her husband Jim, of Lancaster; and her grandson, Joshua (Josh) Custer, who is a student at Bucknell University, currently studying abroad. She also has many nieces and nephews. A memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 S. George St., York, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that flowers not be sent, and any monetary remembrances should be made to Normandie Ridge Retirement Home, 1700 Normandie Drive, York, PA 17408, in memory of Dorothy Custer.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 8, 2014
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