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Albert and Dorothy Fairhurst
A celebration of two lives entwined in a love so deep that death did not part them, but only brought them together for an everlasting life and love.
Albert, born on January 21, 1917 in Philadelphia, just a few blocks from where the love of his life, Dorothy, was born on July 23, 1921. Albert purchased a car just to pick Dorothy up on their first date.
He was drafted into the service, stationed at Ellington Field, in Houston Texas. Dorothy and Albert were married on December 24, 1941. Dorothy was employed by Howard Hughes while Albert was in the service and they started their life together in Houston dancing, building friendships and creating stories to share with their family and friends for years to come.
After Albert was discharged, they returned home to New Jersey, where they started a family. Albert became a painter, by trade, working for Henry S. Rau, painting monuments in the Philadelphia area and was also a talented charcoal and portrait artist.
Dorothy loved to work with her community, heading charity programs and bringing art into the schools and businesses in the area. She was a fashion icon, and a talented singer and songwriter.
They moved from N.J. to York in 1995, where they built a home with their daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Patrick Wallace, and their grandchildren.
Each year they celebrated their anniversary on Christmas Eve with their family, surrounded by the love they had cultivated by their own example.
Dorothy loved to cook pound cakes for the community, to entertain a room with laughter and religious teachings and they loved to tell stories of their life experiences.
Dorothy and Albert cared for each other tirelessly, in partnership. Albert passed away peacefully in his sleep the morning of October 27, 2015. Dorothy spent the day sitting in the sunshine with her family surrounded by love. Dorothy and Albert hadn't spent a day apart since they could remember, and they surely weren't going to now, almost 75 years later. Early in the morning of October 28, 2015, Dorothy passed from our world to the next, hand in hand with Albert. Less than 24 hours after he had gone, he had called for his true love to join him in their eternal life together. Al and Dottie leave such a legacy; so many memories, stories and love behind with each person they have met in their lives and the most beautiful ending to their true life love story that they have written together.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at Noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 409 Cherry Street, Columbia. There will be a viewing from 11 a.m. to Noon Monday at the church. Burial will be in Mount Rose Cemetery in York. Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St. York.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Nov. 1, 2015
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