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Cape Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, JANUARY 4- MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013 31 Obituaries )) Continued from page 30 suggests memorial contributions in Frank's name to the American Cancer Society Sussex County Unit, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21805. Dorothy. B. Rathfon, World War II veteran Dorothy B. Rathfon, 93, of Georgetown, passed away peace- fully Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, while a resident of the Delaware Veter- ans Home in Milford. Mrs. Rath- fon was born in the small town of Shamut near Brockport, Pa. July 18, 1919, daughter of the late George and Edith Bish. Mrs. Rathfon graduated from Brad- ford High School in 1937. Dorothy worked for the Bell Aircraft Company as a router and clerk. She married her high school sweet- heart, Robert Lee Rathfon Aug. 30, 1939. Dorothy joined the Navy Aug. 12, 1944, and was stationed in Pensacola, Fla. Dorothy Rathfon She was trained by Air- craft Instruments (company out of Chicago, Ill.) and held certifi- cations in airplane parts and as a storeroom clerk. As a World War II veteran she served her country holding the rank of Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy, In 1964 she traveled to Iran with her family and lived there for two years. Once back in the states, Dorothy and her family lived in Bridgeville and Dover. They purchased property at Collins Pond, just outside of Georgetown, where they built their home and raised their sons. Dorothy volunteered for the Re- publican Party, loved to play cards, was part owner of Collins Pond Crafts where she produced beautifully crafted and painted ceramics, and she was an active member of the Cheerful Notes Glee Club for 10 years and also a member of the Harrington Se- nior Center. She loved traveling, going to Florida with Bob to their winter home, playing shuffle- board, golf, bowling, and loved spending time at Disney World with her children and grandchil- dren along with her sister Bever= ly and her husband Lou. Dorothy or Mommom as everyone knew her (along with PopPop) was an avid supporter of her grandchil-" dren's activities: Little League (both baseball and softball), dance, gymnastics, swim team, band concerts, cheefleading, pa- rades, school fundraisers and Boy Scouts. In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Robert L. Rathfon (who passed away in May 2001); brother George 'Bob' Bish; sister: Genevieve Daniels; and brothers-in:law Tony Daniels and Louis Andersen. She is survived by her sister: Beverly Andersen of Ohio, her two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas L. and Louise (Cox) Rathfon of Georgetown, and Scott L. and Lynn (Warren) Rath- fon of Lincoln; five grandchil- dren: John M. McCarty III, ]anine M. Ezell (Bryson), Trevor L. Rathfon (Chelsie), Dana L Rath- fon and ]enna D. Rathfon; and many nieces and nephews. 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