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Dorothy "Dottie" Horne

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Dorothy "Dottie" Horne Obituary
Dorothy "Dottie" Horne

Naples, FL

Dorothy "Dottie" Horne died July 28, 2018 at the age of 97. She was a resident of Vi at Bentley Village in Naples, Florida. Prior to living in Naples, she resided in Philadelphia, Pa., West Boylston and Chatham, Massachusetts. Born in 1921, Dottie was raised in Philadelphia, the daughter of Dr. Harvey Schock and Hettie Myers Schock. Dottie approached life with enthusiasm, had a quick sense of humor, was an interesting conversationalist and an accomplished artist and athlete.

In high school Dottie was the Junior Club Champion in three sports (golf, tennis and squash) at the Philadelphia Athletic Club and a member of the Junior/ Senior Philadelphia traveling golf team. After marriage in 1946 to Dr. Elwood O. Horne, Dottie continued to compete in sports. She was a member of the 1960 Worcester Country Club Championship team in State Club golf and in 1985 she won the Match Play Championship at Wyndemere Country Club.

Dottie graduated from Friend Central School, Hood College, and received a graduate degree (ADA) from Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Nutrition Sciences. She was employed by the Alfred I. DuPont Institute. Later on Dottie took classes at Harvard, Clark University, University of North Carolina and she wrote several articles for the Worcester Medical Society.

Dottie traveled extensively and her many exciting adventures during her travels over the years connected her with people all over the world and prepared her to give informative lecture/slide shows. After traveling to Africa many times, Dottie developed a lecture series on nature awareness, conservation and Ecology. In 1971, Dottie and her husband traveled to Africa as part of the YMCA International Intercultural Program and met with leaders of the countries including Haile Selassie.

Dottie expressed her creativity through painting and photography. She painted her designs on furniture, purses and wooden accessories. Horne Decorative Arts was the name of her business and her custom painted items were sold to private collections (Joy Adamson, Marlin Perkins), the Museum of Natural History (NY), St. Louis Zoo Gift Shop, Disney World Store etc. Her photos were used in magazines, posters, a 1975 YMCA International World Service calendar, the American Indian Film Show for the United Church of Christ and a lecture/slide show at the Congressional Club in Washington, DC. In 1970 her photograph was published in the book Africa by Fred Burke. Even in her 80's Dottie received recognition for her painting in an Art competition for residents at Bentley Village.

While living in Massachusetts, Dottie was an involved parent and an active community volunteer. She was a past President of several organizations in Worcester, MA: Women's Auxiliary of Worcester District Medical Society, the American Association of University Women and Hahnemann Hospital Women's Auxiliary. She was the Vice Chairman of the Northeast Region YMCA International Division Committee and a former board member of the Worcester District Nursing and Worcester Girls Club. Dottie was listed in the Who's Who of American Women. In Worcester, MA she was also a member of the Junior League, Tatnuck Country Club and Worcester Country Club.

After moving to Naples, Dottie was a board member of the Bear Museum, a member of the United Church of Christ, Wyndemere Country Club, the Nature Conservancy, and she loved volunteering at the Bentley Village Thrift Shop.

Dottie was preceded in death by her spouse, Dr. Elwood O. Horne and her brother, Harvey Schock, Jr.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses: Gregory Horne (Judith), Chatham MA; Lynne Gasiorek (Alan), Norcross, GA.; Robert Horne (Jennifer) Rye, NY; Barbara Long (Gary), Naples, Fl.

Dottie is survived by seven grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held on August 1 in Naples, Fl and a Celebration of Life reception will be held on Saturday, September 22 from 4:00 - 6:00pm at the Chatham Beach and Tennis Club, 12 Main St. Chatham, MA.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Tufts University School of Medicine 136 Harrison Ave. Boston, MA 02111; payable to Tufts University for the Horne Scholarship.

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Published in Naples Daily News on Aug. 12, 2018
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