Dorothy J. Him – Times News Online

Published on March 10, 2022 8:16 am

Dorothy J. “Dot” Him, 99, of Allentown, died on March 7, 2022 at her home in Luther Crest, South Whitehall.

The wife of the late John “Jack” M. Him, the couple celebrated 69 years of marriage before his death in 2012.

Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Robert K. and Mary P. (Bradley) Crozier.

A graduate of Altoona High School and the Altoona School for Secretaries, she was secretary to OPA for a number of years before deciding to devote her time to her home and family.

She instilled moral and ethical standards in her children, both through example and words.

Next to her faith, family was her life and blood. She loved holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas when the whole family got together. Nothing made her happier than seeing her family enjoying life. She showed kindness to those in need by visiting the sick and the trapped and reading to the blind.

She had a loving and gentle nature, with an always positive attitude. She woke up cheerful with an infectious smile.

When she found a boyfriend, they were usually lifelong friends. She was exceptional in many ways.

She was a woman of strong character. Living through the Depression, she was budget conscious but still generous when needed.

It was her lifelong dream to travel to the Middle East. She and her husband visited twice.

She was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall for most of her life.

She was involved in study groups and various clubs and faithfully attended Sunday school. She particularly liked the PEP Club.

She taught Bible classes in her home for decades.

Her survivors include her daughter Linda, wife of Harvey Joseph; sons John R., husband of Frances Ihm, and Mark R., husband of Patricia Ihm; son-in-law Lawrence Dugan; grandsons Matthew, husband of Melissa Dugan, Damien, husband of Tracy Dugan, Jennifer Bell, Rebecca del Villar and Bethany and husband Joshua Darcy; and six great-grandchildren.

She was passed away by her daughter, Cathy Dugan, in December 2021.

“So now you also have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy” (John 16:22).

The memorial service will be held at 11 am on March 11 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

There will be a consultation hour from 10-11 a.m. in the church drawing room.

Memorial donations may be made on her behalf to the Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101.

Condolences can be extended to the family at brubakerfuneralhome.com.

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