2009-02-12 / Obituaries

Paul E. Dorty

Mercersburg, 79

Paul E. Dorty, 79, Mercersburg, died Monday, February 9, 2009, in Falling Spring Nursing Center, Chambersburg.

Born May 13, 1929, in Cove Gap, Pa., he was a son of the late George and Helen Little Dorty. His wife, Betty Mae Ryder Dorty, preceded him in death May 29, 2004.

He was a dairy farmer in the Cove Gap area for 30 years, retiring in 1978. Following his retirement from farming, he was a truck driver for H.J. Culler and K.G. Richards, both of McConnellsburg, and was last employed by Bridendolph Lumber Co. of Cove Gap.

His personal interests included making brooms and listening to bluegrass music.

He was a member of Charlestown United Methodist Church of Cove Gap.

Surviving are three daughters: Judy A. McKee and Bonnie K. Bradnick, both of Mercersburg, and Joyce E. Hampton, Lemasters; two sons: Roger L. "Jake" Dorty, Orrtanna, Pa., and Gary E. Dorty, Fort Loudon; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Deborah Gordon and two brothers: George Jr. and Marshall Dorty.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 14, in Lininger-Fries Funeral Home, Mercersburg. Rev. Terry J. Brosius will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg. The viewing will be from 7:00 p.m. to 900 p.m. on Friday, February 13, in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charlestown United Methodist Church Building Fund, PO Box 105, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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