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Doris Mae Froelich

  • On February 2, 2021
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Doris Mae Froehlich went to heaven  on February 2, 2021.

She was born in Canonsburg, Pa. on January 23, 1928, the fourth out of six children,to parents Frank and Margaret Taylor. In 1948 she married Edwin James Froehlich. Doris is survived by her: daughters and son-in-laws, Peggy and Todd Flynn and Judy and Mike Hey; grandchildren , Amanda (Kevin) Bierschenk, Brian (Mary Ann) Davis, Carolyn (Dan) Uscinski, Jennifer (Eric) Rothenberger, and Abigail ( Louis) Zimmer; eighteen great-grandchildren ; baby sister Judy Smith and many nieces and nephews. They raised their daughters, Peggy and Judy in Willoughby, Ohio. In their Arrowhead community, on summer days, Dorie could be found on the beach with the kids of the neighborhood and sandwiches packed for all. Dorie worked at Eastlake Jr. High as a school secretary. Students referred to her as “the sweet lady with a baby face”.

Ed built their dream home on Pymatuning Lake and they moved to Espyville, Pa.  in 1976. Upon the unexpected death of her husband she moved to Washington, Pa in 1981 . She worked as the Assistant Director at the Washington County American Cancer Society until her retirement. Prior to beginning her battle with dementia, she put hundreds of miles on her Cannondale bike, walked five miles everyday and went on solo  camping trips to her beloved Pymatuning Lake. Doris often said “ I can just look at a tree and it makes me feel happy”.
Dorie was a member of the Nottingham Christian Center. Through all the decline of her dementia when asked what she did that day her response was; “ I went to church and Pastor Bill had a great sermon”.

Great thanks is given to the staff at North Strabane Rehab and Wellness Center for the care they gave Dorie for the her last years. Arrangements have been entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care.

In lieu of funeral services those wishing to remember Doris may make a donation to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Please view and sign the family’s online guestbook at pittsburghcremation.com.

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5 Comments

Kathy Kirsch
  • Feb 2 2021
Dear Peggy and Judy and families, Jamie and I remember your sweet mom fondly. She was a bright light, full of life and love, always so kind and generous to us when we visited at Pymatuning Lake. We send our condolences to you and your families. May your many wonderful memories of her life well-lived comfort you. Love to all, Kathy Kirsch
Shari Hawkins
  • Feb 2 2021
Peggy and Judy I am so sorry to hear that you lost your Mom. It must be so comforting to know that she is in heaven. I know you spoke of her when we were on the Viking trip, and her struggles with dementia at the time. Now she is at peace. Now she knows what’s going on. God bless you and your beautiful family...so fun to see all of your posts...love, Shari
william bogan
  • Feb 4 2021
I will remember her and always think so highly of her when I was involved with ACS
Donna Canan Sukel
  • Feb 4 2021
I remember ‘Aunt Dorie’ from my childhood when your family would visit Judy and her family. I was friends with Debbie and always enjoyed seeing Peggy and Judy. What a nice, sweet lady your mom was. I am so sorry for your loss.
Rosemarie Chrobak
  • Feb 5 2021
Dorie will always be missed at Nottingham Christian Center. She had a beautiful smile and spirit, and lots of energy. I will never forget that our one daughter called her Grandma. ❣️
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