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Dorothy Louise Schwartz

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 27, 2017 @ 5:46 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

Dorothy Louise Schwartz, 89, loved her family and friends. Born in Lancaster on September 2, 1927, Dorothy (Dottie Lou) Schwartz was the daughter of the late James M. and Helen B. (Hupper) Morrin. She passed away at Country Meadows on Monday, June 26, 2017 after a long illness.

She was the wife of John A. Schwartz, Sr. who passed away in 1983.

She will be lovingly remembered by her children; Jack (Martha) Schwartz of Lancaster, Tim (Liz) Schwartz of Lancaster, Linda Abessinio of Washington Boro, her grandchildren; Annie, Mary, Cristina, Alicia, and Haley, her great-grandchildren; Blair, Drew, and Colton, and many nephews and nieces.

Dottie Lou was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Helen Hertzler, and son-in-law, Rocky Abessinio.  Dottie Lou graduated from McCaskey High School and Millersville College.

She was a Kindergarten teacher in the Penn Manor School District for 20 years where she touched many lives.

Her favorite times were spent with her family and friends at the family beach house in Ocean City, NJ.

A volunteer for Fulton Theatre, she was also a member of the Iris Club and a lifetime member of Grace Lutheran Church.

Thank you to all who took such good care of her at Country Meadows and Grane Hospice.


Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral service from the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange Street Lancaster, PA on Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:30 AM with the Rev. Stephen P. Verkouw officiating. Family will greet friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Condolences for the family of “Dorothy Louise Schwartz”

Condolence from john and patricia Althouse on June 27th, 2017 9:35 pm

to the family: she was one of our favorite cousins; How we enjoyed talking education with her; still remember her macaroni and cheese casseroles; will miss her; know she had a wonderful life with her family;

Condolence from Rob Emel on June 28th, 2017 11:46 am

Always kind and considerate, the perfect roll model.

Condolence from Kate Hertzler on June 28th, 2017 5:26 pm

Aunt Dottie Lou was a remarkably kind and caring woman. I very fondly remember her contagious smile and laugh and the wonderful memories spent at her home and/or at the beach house in OC. I wish I could be there with all of you to honor her life. Sending all my love.

Condolence from Ron & Helen Bucher on June 29th, 2017 8:16 am

We are so sorry for your loss – Ron & Helen Bucher

Condolence from Lou Ruttkay on June 29th, 2017 12:59 pm

Jack, Tim and Linda,
So sorry to see the news of Dottie’s passing in this mornings paper. Many memories of growing up in Manor Ridge and fun times with the Schwartz family. Please accept my condolences.

Condolence from John Berry on June 29th, 2017 9:45 pm

Please accept my deepest sympathy as you grieve Dottie’s death. I have fond memories of working with her back at Hambright. May you find comfort in your memories and in knowing she is at peace.


Condolence from Glenn Stauffer on July 2nd, 2017 2:37 pm

Jack, Tim & Linda – We are so sorry for your loss. Glenn was very fond of your Mom. He remembers that she always stood up for him – even when he did something wrong!

Dottie will always be in your hearts. Please take care.

Glenn & Anna Stauffer

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