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Dorothy J. Poland

February 19, 1941 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

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Dorothy J. Poland, 82, of Downingtown, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at Paoli Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of the late James R. Poland, who passed away in 2006.

Born in Russellton, Allegheny County, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Boris Bodnar.  She moved to Pottstown in 1970.

Dorothy retired from Sunoco, Inc. in 2001 after 20 years as an executive secretary.  In 2009, she retired from NEFCO/Strut Service Company in Exton, where she was an administrative assistant.

Dorothy and Jim enjoyed traveling to Jim’s beloved Tennessee family and visits to family in Pittsburgh, a cruise to Alaska, Mexico, the Caribbean and other states. 

Dorothy enjoyed the time spent with her children and grandchildren.  She was fond of gardening and attending car shows with her ’57 Chevy BelAir.  She was a volunteer ombudsman with Pa. Dept. of Aging, Chester County.  She was a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church and served as a leader with the Celebrate Recovery outreach ministry.

She is survived by her daughter, Jeanne Schwarzer of Titusville, Fl.; her son, Dan Schwarzer of Honey Brook; three grandchildren, Jennifer and Jesse Starkey and Jacob Schwarzer; four brothers, Robert, Thomas, James and David Bodnar and by a step-son, Glenn Poland of Lancaster. 

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by a step-son, Steve Poland and step-daughter, Patricia Hueber.

A funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, September 16, 2023 at Hopewell United Methodist Church, 852 Hopewell Road, Downingtown.  Family and friends will be received from 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Interment will be in Hopewell Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of one’s choice.


Services

Viewing
Saturday
September 16, 2023

3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Hopewell United Methodist Church
852 Hopewell Road
Downingtown, PA 19335

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 16, 2023

4:30 PM
Hopewell United Methodist Church
852 Hopewell Road
Downingtown, PA 19335

Cemetery

Hopewell United Methodist Cemetery
852 Hopewell Road
Downingtown, PA 19335

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