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Dorothy Egan "Dottie"  
(nee Stohlman)  

Longtime resident of Chevy Chase, Maryland and Sherwood Forest, Maryland, died peacefully in her home on December 9, 2016 after a short battle with cancer. She was 83.
Dottie was born on April 23, 1933 to Frederick and Dorothy Cahill Stohlman. She was the youngest of three children, including siblings Frederick Stohlman Jr. and Mary Victory Stohlman. She attended The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament School and Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C. and then St. Joseph's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. She married Thomas J. Egan on February 11, 1956. The large, loving family created by this union joined them in celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Dottie began her career as a research assistant at NIH, but left to dedicate her life to raising and supporting her family, her true vocation. She was also a passionate member of numerous Washington area charities and organizations. A lifelong parishioner at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, she was in charge of creating arrangements for the parish's sanctuary flowers for decades as a further expression of her faith.
A loving wife, mother and grandmother, and matriarch in every sense of the word, Dottie is survived by her devoted husband of 60 years, Tom, and her adoring family; including her six children, Tom (Suzie), Mike (Jeanne), Bill (Liz), Jim (Tita), Kate (Jim, predeceased) and Sharon; nieces and nephews Bernadette, Fred, Jeannine, John and their families; and her 15 grandchildren who called her Grammy; Shannon, Kaely, Brendan, Luke, Bridget, Claire, Patrick, Molly, Lauren, Matt, Amy, Sean, Katie, Brian and Tommy. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings.
Friends and relatives are invited to call at Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC, 5130 Wisconsin Ave., NW (corner of Harrison street), Washington, D.C. (Valet Parking) on Friday December 16, 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, 3630 Quesada St. NW, Washington, DC with a visitation at 10 a.m. and a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Georgetown Visitation.


Published in The Washington Post from Dec. 14 to Dec. 16, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
Joseph Gawler's Sons, LLC
5130 Wisconsin Ave NW | Washington, DC 20016 | (202) 966-6400
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