04/01/11 — DOROTHY A. MARM

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Aug. 29, 1914-March 29, 2011

WASHINGTON, Pa. -- Dorothy A. Marm, 96, Crest Avenue, Washington, Pa., died Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio, after a brief illness.

She was born Aug. 29, 1914, in Holidaysburg, Pa., the daughter of Warren Augustus and Jane Marie Dixon Fogel.

Mrs. Marm graduated from Crafton High School in 1932. She then attended Indiana Teachers College, and graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1936.

She married the late Walter J. Marm April 26, 1939. Walter was a Pennsylvania State Policeman for more than 30 years. They resided most of their married life in Washington, Pa., where Dorothy was a homemaker.

She worked for 20 years in sales at Lang's Apparel Store.

Throughout her life, she played piano and loved flowers and gardening. In later years, she enjoyed making jewelry and personalized greeting cards.

In 1966, as a proud mom, Dorothy watched her son, Joe, receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and its Christian mothers.

She especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Her son, retired Army Col. Walter J. "Joe" (Deborah) Marm resides in Fremont, N.C. Her daughter, Nancy (Thomas) Crumrine lives in Columbus, Ohio.

She has six grandsons, Lt. Col. Walter J. (Lynn) Marm III United States Army, Justin P. Marm, Major William J. (Dana) Marm United States Army, Jordan E. (Beth) Grable, Branden A. (Aimee) Grable and Thomas L. (Debbie) Crumrine Jr.; four granddaughters, Courtney E. (Justin) Finneran, Carrie E. Grable, Michele R. Crumrine and Alison M. (Bill) Peltcs; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter J. Marm; two daughters; Dorothy Marie Marm and Mary Patricia Grable; two sisters, Margaret Kalberer and Louise Shannon; and a brother, Joseph Fogel.

Friends will be received Friday, April 1, 2011, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Warco-Falvo Funeral Home Inc., Wilson at East Katherine Avenues, Washington Pa., S. Timothy Warco, supervisor/director; Susan Falvo Warco, director; and S. Timothy Warco II, director.

A prayer service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, in the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, W. Chestnut St., Washington, with Father Michael Ruffalo as celebrant. Burial will follow in Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to Immaculate Conception Church Building Fund, 119 W. Chestnut St., Washington, Pa., 15301, or to the charity of one's choice.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.WarcoFalvoFuneralHome.com.


Published in Obituaries on April 1, 2011 1:48 PM