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Friend of the seminary Dorothea Henry has died

Dorothea Henry (Legacy.com)Dorothea (Dottie) W. Henry, 82, of Dallas, Pennsylvania, a good friend of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia (LTSP), died Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Funeral services were held at 11 am Saturday, August 2 from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Route 118, Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612. Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township.

Along with her husband Frank, Dottie was awarded the honorary Doctor of Divinity at the seminary’s May 2008 commencement. Members of St. Paul’s, the Henrys have focused much of their charitable work on educational, healthcare and general interest projects in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. At the seminary, they have donated Henry Family Hall in the seminary’s Brossman Learning Center in thanksgiving for their relationship to three LTSP alumni. They also donated a notable collection of Bibles that have been displayed in Brossman’s Exhibition Room.

Frank and Dottie Henry at the 2008 commencement with President Krey

Frank and Dottie Henry at the 2008 commencement with President Krey

LTSP President the Rev. Dr. Philip Krey noted that Dottie Henry served on the board of trustees of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries and predecessor bodies, and that Frank is a member of LTSP’s President’s Council. The Henrys were always among those Dr. Krey visited on trips to Florida to call on seminary alumni and friends, and he recalled Dottie Henry as “a model of leadership in every way.”

Read more in the obituary supplied by Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home and Diakon Lutheran Social Services:

Dorothea (Dottie) W. Henry, 82, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA.

Born in Aurora, IL, Dottie was the daughter of the late Eduard and Eleonora Mohr Wichmann. She was a graduate of Wauwatosa High School, Wauwatosa, WI, and Ripon College, Ripon, WI.

Before moving to the Wyoming Valley of Pennsylvania in 1960, she was employed as a social worker by the Lutheran Welfare Service, Milwaukee, WI.

Dottie was a member and past president of the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Auxiliary, as well as a member of the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Auxiliary and a chairwoman of the Geisinger Gala. She was a board member and past president of the American Cancer Society, Wyoming Valley Unit; sustaining member and past president of the Junior League of Wilkes-Barre; former board member of Heritage House, College Misericordia, and a member of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Advisory Board. Dottie was a member of the Thursday Club and active with the Salvation Army.

An avid golfer, Dottie was a member of the Wyoming Valley Country Club and a past Women’s Club champion. She traveled extensively with “The TOADS,” Twenty-fifth Overseas Anniversary Delegation, a group of her best friends that traveled the world together.

Dottie was a former Sunday school teacher at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, PA, and a board member of Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dallas, PA, and its choir.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, was a sister, Edette Brockman.

Surviving are husband of 58 years, Frank M. Henry, Dallas, PA; daughter, Marjorie H. Marquart, also of Dallas; sons, Frank M. Henry Jr., Philadelphia, PA; and Scott E. Henry and wife, MaryJane D. Henry, Shavertown, PA; grandchildren, Brigitte Henry, Scott M. Henry, John Henry and Jane Henry; Samantha Marquart and Olivia Marquart; Lauren Henry, Frank M. Henry III, Kirk Fry and their mother, Wendy Henry; three nieces and a nephew.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Route 118, Dallas, PA 18612. The Rev. Lynn H. Rothrock officiated. Interment was in Oak Lawn Cemetery, Hanover Township. Friends calling hours were 4 to 7 p.m Friday at the church.

The family would like to thank Jim Considine for his continued support and care over the last 20 years. They would also like to thank Geisinger Medical Systems.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas, PA 18612; The American Cancer Society , 71 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Harold C. Snowdon Funeral Home Inc., 140 N. Main St., Shavertown. – See more online here. (portrait photo from Legacy.com)

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