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Dorothy A. Rathgeb
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Dorothy A. Rathgeb, of Doylestown, PA formerly of Southampton, PA and Tuckerton, NJ, passed away peacefully on January 27, 2018 at the Pine Run Health Center in Doylestown. She was 91. Born in Philadelphia to the late Charles and Edna Flood; sister of both the late Charles (Doris) Flood and Mildred (James) Orfe. She was the beloved wife of the late Elmer “Mickey” Robert Rathgeb; loving mother of Linda (Edward) Prout, Patricia (Dr. William) Herring, and Nancy (Joseph) DiNatale. Loving grandmother of Ethan Prout (Kate), Erika Hayne (Azeez) and Alexandra DiNatale. Great-grandmother of Connor and Kathryn Prout and Nicholas, Ryan and Paige Hayne. Dorothy was known for her tremendous spirit and determination. Prior to moving to Southampton, PA, Dorothy, Mickey and the family lived abroad in the country of Turkey for many years in the 1950’s offering the family a wealth of new experiences. Dorothy raised her family with care and love. She was an avid fisherman, loved boating and being on the water. She was a keen bridge player, loved to dance and attend bingo. Her contagious spirit will be missed. Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11 AM at the Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home, 344 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901. A visitation will be held from 10 AM to 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Bucks County SPCA, 1665 Street Road, Lahaska, PA 18931. Condolences may be made at www.ciavarellifuneralhomes.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

1

Feb

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home

344 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Service

Thursday

1

Feb

11:00 AM
Varcoe-Thomas Funeral Home

344 N. Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901


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Bucks County SPCA

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