Paul E. Dorty, 79

February 11, 2009

MAY 13, 1929-FEB. 9, 2009

MERCERSBURG, Pa. - Paul E. Dorty, 79, of Dickey's Road, died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Falling Spring Nursing Center, Chambersburg, Pa.

Born May 13, 1929, in Cove Gap, Pa., he was the son of the late George and Helen Little Dorty.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Mae Ryder Dorty, on May 29, 2004.

He was a dairy farmer in the Cove Gap area for 30 years, retiring in 1978.

He was a member of Charlestown United Methodist Church in Cove Gap.

He is survived by three daughters, Judy A. McKee and Bonnie K. Bradnick, both of Mercersburg, and Joyce E. Hampton of Lemasters, Pa; two sons, Roger L. Dorty of Orrtanna, Pa., and Gary E. Dorty of Fort Loudon, Pa.; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, George Dorty Jr. and Marshall Dorty; and one granddaughter, Deborah Gordon.


Services will Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg. The Rev. Terry J. Brosius will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg.

Viewing will be Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Charlestown United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 105, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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