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Dorothy R. Gladhill

Born: Wed., Dec. 24, 1930
Died: Mon., Jun. 21, 2010


2:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Wed., Jun. 23, 2010
Location: - Not available -

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Jun. 24, 2010

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Mrs. Dorothy R. Gladhill, 79, of Thurmont died on Monday, June 21, 2010, at Kline Hospice House, Mt. Airy. She was wife of Ray "Dick" Gladhill, her husband of 58 years.

Born on December 2, 1930, in Hamilton, OH she was the daughter of the late Zachary and Polly Roberts Ritchie. After graduating high school in Hazard, KY, she enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where she met and married Airman Dick Gladhill. Upon their discharge from the military, Dick and Dot returned to Mountaindale, Maryland where they owned and operated a grocery store and raised 2 sons. After selling the store, She worked for the Dept. of Energy, retiring in 1987 after more than 30 years service. Dick and Dot then retired to Woodsboro where they joined Grace-Rocky Hill Lutheran Church. She was also a member of AMVETS Post 7, American Legion Post 168, and the Lewistown Social Club.

Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Gary Gladhill of Walkersville; 3 grandchildren: Jason Gladhill of Thurmont, Aaron Gladhill of Walkersville and Amanda Mariani and husband Chris of Walkersville; 2 great grandchildren: Isabella and Anthony Mariani. Mrs Gladhill was preceded in death by a son, Dale Gladhill; and 3 sisters.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Wednesday, June 23, at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick where services will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, June 24, with her pastor, Bill Lundgen officiating.

Interment will take place in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Frederick

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Grace-Rocky Hill Lutheran Church, 10825 Coppermine Rd Woodsboro, MD 21798 or Hospice of Frederick County, P.O. Box 1799,

Frederick, MD 21702

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Mary Sue Hyatt Nash
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Dear Dick and Family,

I was very sorry to learn of Dot's passing. I remember you both fondly from my days growing up in Mountaindale (you and Dot bought our store there) and she was always such a nice lady. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Mary Sue Hyatt Nash

Terri Orrison Beal
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Dot was a wonderful lady. May she rest in peace. With deepest sympathy,
Terri Orrison Beal

Lori Storey
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Aaron, we are sorry to hear about your Grandma - surely she will be missed by you all. You know we're always here for you!
Aunt Fuzzie

Dick & Elizabeth Lee
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Dear Dick & Family~

We 're terribly saddened by your loss. Dot was a beautiful and strong lady who fought a fierce battle and has been an inspiration to many. May your many fond memories of her and the good times you shared help to see you through this most difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and please know we are here for you.

Dick & Elizabeth Lee

Donna Shoemaker
   Posted Thu June 24, 2010
Uncle Dick,
As the years go by it seems as though our family becomes smaller and out of touch. I'm saddened by the loss of Aunt Dot but I must say I have wonderful memories of you both. I hope you know I love you and my thoughts and prayers are with you and Gary.
Donna Jean



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