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Dorothy Townsend

May 28, 1923 — December 28, 2013

P. Dean Homer Funeral Home J. Jeffrey Homer, Supervisor 1 Grovedale Lane Wyalusing, Pennsylvania18853 Tel 570 746-1444 Fax 570 928-8116 Email OBITUARY Dorothy Townsend, age 90, of Totem Lake, PA, passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013. Dottie was born on May 28, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA a daughter of the late Milton and Minnie Braun Newcomer. She met and married Colin Townsend Jr of Philadelphia, PA in 1942; he predeceased her in November of 1987. They lived in the Philadelphia area until moving to Totem Lake in 1968. She and Colin enjoyed hunting and fishing and outdoor living. They enjoyed going to Florida together for the winters. She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and quilting. Dottie was a volunteer at the Bradford County Manor for 24 years until retiring at the age of 89; she also enjoyed volunteering at Park Place in Wyalusing, PA. She loved spending time with her family, and especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dottie always had a pocket full of biscuits for any and all of the neighborhood dogs. She enjoyed bowling which she did until the age of 87 when Mountainside Lanes in Wyalusing closed, which forced her into retirement. Surviving: Sons and daughters-in-law: Colin and Donna Townsend Voorhees, NJ William Townsend Northampton, PA Jack and Nancy Townsend Totem Lake, PA Daughter and son-in-law: Doris and Eric Chaffee Totem Lake, PA Grandchildren: Drew and Cara Townsend Haddon Twp, NJ Jill Townsend Voorhees, NJ Scott Townsend Palmerton, PA Steve Townsend Palmerton, PA Stacy Townsend Manchester, PA Kristin and Brad Vasey Windham Center, PA Casey and Mandy Townsend Boston, MA Ashley and Stephen Trinidad Lilburn, GA Lisa and Clay Milne Totem Lake, PA Derek Chaffee and fiancé Julia Dalton Pocono Pines, PA Great-Grandchildren: Ryan, Morgan, Meredith, and Will Townsend, Ava and Mae Cipollono, Briana Townsend, Corryne Hubert, Savannah, Lucas, and Brooklyn Milne. Sister: Florence Eve Venice, FL Several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother; Harry Newcomer. A Celebration of life will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bradford County Manor, c/o activities department, RT 6, Troy, PA 16947 Funeral arrangements are under the direction of P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 1 Grovedale Lane, Wyalusing, PA. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dorothy Townsend, please visit our flower store.


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