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Noel S. Dorwart

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On December 19, 2011 @ 2:37 pm In Obituaries | 9 Comments

Noel S. Dorwart Lancaster pa

Noel Siggins Dorwart, 87, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 18, 2011 after a brief illness. Noel was a lifelong resident of Lancaster. He was born on December 25, 1923, the son of the late Harry M. and Marguerite S. Dorwart. Noel was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Ione LeVan Dorwart in March of this year.
Noel graduated from the former East Hempfield High School, attended Colorado College and Franklin and Marshall College. Noel enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1942 where he served as Quartermaster on the destroyer UUS Blakeley and the minesweeper USS Shea.
Noel was employed by the Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. for 38 years, retiring in 1985 as Retail Advertising Manager.
He and his wife owned and operated Camp Van Dor, a family run local day camp for children. As a community volunteer, Noel was highly involved with East Hempfield Township. He was a census taker in the 1950’s, a poll committee volunteer in the 1960’s, and was appointed to the Township Planning Commission in the 1970’s, where he served as chairman for 5 years. In 1985 he was appointed to the Board of Supervisors, becoming chairman prior to leaving the board in 2000. Noel then served on the Zoning Hearing Board for 8 years.
In 2009 the Township honored Noel by officially dedicating the Noel S. Dorwart Park located on Good Drive.
Noel was a member of the Lancaster AMBUCS, the Lancaster Pirates and a former member of the Hamilton Club.
Surviving are two loving daughters, Louise, D., wife of J. Scott Ulrich of Lancaster and Sally Ione, wife of Quentin C. Clark of Mount Pleasant, SC and a beloved granddaughter, Kathryn Noel, wife of W. Tyler Lowry of Lancaster.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a funeral from Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA on Wednesday, December 28th at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. David L. Longenecker officiating. Friends may call at the Kearney A. Snyder Funeral home on Wednesday, December 28th from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, please remember Noel with a contribution to the Homestead Village Endowment Fund, P.O. Box 3227, 1800 Village Circle, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Condolences for the family of “Noel S. Dorwart”

Condolence from Dave Wiker on December 20th, 2011 7:30 am

Louise,Sally and family. Again another member of my extended family is gone. The guidance, direction, love and concern will always be a part of me.
Dave Wiker

Condolence from Ginger Greenawalt on December 21st, 2011 8:07 am

My deepest sympathy to you, your family, and Buster at this time. You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.I am glad you all are together for each other.
Love to all,

Condolence from Penny (Sheckard) Kulp on December 22nd, 2011 12:11 pm

Dear Louise and Sally,

I have fond memories when we were young girls growing up. Sorry to see that both of your parents passed this year. Much sympathy goes out to you.


Condolence from Cheryl Kmiecik on December 23rd, 2011 12:31 am

My deepest sympathy for you and your family during this difficult time..Noel, you will truly be missed, as you have touched the lives of so many…


Condolence from Sandy (Maurer) Pool on December 23rd, 2011 1:35 pm

Noel was the nicest man! It was my good fortune to be his secretary while working at the newspaper. Louise & Sally my sympathies to you on the loss of both parents this year. They were real gems.

Condolence from Jeanette Noll Bontrager on December 26th, 2011 5:40 pm

I was sorry to see that your father passed away and so soon after your mother. My own mother died this year so I now know how painful that is. I have good memories of your parents and of being in your home as a child and being a day camper (not so good memories of my feeble attempts to swim).
Jeanette Noll Bontrager

Condolence from Deb and Steve Hagey on December 26th, 2011 6:19 pm

Dear Louise and Sally and family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I feel so blessed to have known both of your parents and to have worked at Camp Van Dor. Both your mother and your father have left an amazing legacy. We send our love.

Most sincerely,
Deb and Steve Hagey

Condolence from Diane Thompson on December 27th, 2011 7:44 pm

Dear Sally and “Wheez” (whom I never met but only heard about) –
It is this time of year when I seek to find lost friends and a random google search tonight leads me to you at this most sad and difficult time. My memories of you Sally include stories of those close and vital family ties. I definitely remember meeting your mother at a field hockey game; she was absolutely energetic and engaging. It is not hard to imagine the character and spirit of your parents knowing their daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care.

Condolence from G.Ford on January 11th, 2012 1:46 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. May “the God of all comfort” (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) comfort and soothe your heart. His promises, found in the Holy Scriptures, can offer much hope. It assures us at John 5:28,29 that our loved ones will be remembered and brought back to life in the resurrection. Please allow God’s Word to strengthen you and help you to endure this most difficult time.

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