Obituary for Dorothy L. Huffman (Mahon)
Dorothy L. Mahon Huffman, 87, of Palmyra, and formerly of Hummelstown, passed away Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Traditions of Hershey.
Born in Hershey on April 27, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Stewart G. and Esther O. Fors Mahon.
Dottie retired as a secretary with 17 years of service for the Department of Defense at the New Cumberland Army Depot; and had worked as a Library Aide at Lower Dauphin High School. She was a 1947 graduate of Hershey High School. Dottie was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hummelstown, where she was a former Sunday school teacher, member of the church choir, and served on Church Council. Dottie volunteered at the Hershey Medical Center Gift Shop for many years. She was also a member of the former Lioness Club, Hummelstown, and the Eastern Star, Middletown. Dottie was an avid reader, and enjoyed writing poetry and going to the beach. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Dottie was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gerald G. Huffman on October 20, 2012, in addition to her parents and brother, George S. Mahon.
She is survived by two daughters, Christine M. Shiffler wife of Richard C. of Hummelstown, and Julie A. Gray wife of Phillip G. “Pete” of Hummelstown; five granddaughters, Amy M. Rieck wife of Ray of Hummelstown, Ashley E. Shiffler of Mississippi State, MS, Abby L. Shiffler of Woodbridge, NJ, Hillary A. Giampietro wife of Matthew of West Chester, and Dr. Emily M. Gray Goerl wife of John Goerl of Kalamazoo, MI; and three great grandchildren, Gordon A., Maren E., and Morgan A. Rieck.
A celebration of Dottie’s life will be held Wednesday, May 31, at 11 AM in Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, with Ron and Bobbi Gildea, Ministers, officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM in the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Hershey Cemetery at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Penn State Milton S. Hershey Children’s Hospital, Office of University Development and Alumni Relations, Mail Code A120, PO Box 852, Hershey, PA 17033.