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Dorothy M. Hamill

Obituary for Dorothy M. Hamill

March 28, 2018


Dorothy M. Hamill was born Dorothy M. Stelling in Brooklyn New York in 1930 passed away on March 28, 2018 at the age of 87. In childhood she moved with her parents to Philadelphia. Her family struggled through the depression.

Dorothy was extremely bright. She attended Girls High School. Dorothy loved to read and had a vast vocabulary. Dorothy worked for Spiegel's where she quickly became a supervisor. She was offered a significant promotion however turned it down rather than move her family to Chicago.

Dorothy always put her family first. Her life revolved around her four daughters and seven grandchildren. She enjoyed her time on the beach with her family and trips to the boardwalk. In addition, Dorothy also enjoyed traveling. She especially loved her multiple visits with each of her grandchildren to the Disney parks!
She will be missed.

Dorothy is survived by her four caring daughters; Lorraine Kupniewski (Thomas), Joan Hamill Juretus (Joseph), Jane H. White (Gavin), and Dorothy J. Sharchuk (John). Dorothy also leaves behind an impressive legacy in her seven loving grandchildren; Lauren Klinefelter (Evan), Christine Ehrlich (Matthew), Elizabeth White, Robert Kupniewski, Samantha Sharchuk, Gavin White (Maria), and Kyle Juretus.

A donation in Dorothy's memory to the Parkinson's Foundation ( or St. Joseph's Manor at Holy Redeemer hospital would be greatly appreciated.

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • St. Joseph's Manor at Holy Redeemer Hospital

Arrangements By

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
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