December 16, 2020
Dorothy "Dottie” D. Creveling, 97, of North Syracuse died Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She was born December 5, 1923, daughter of Edith (Shean) and Harley E. Diehl. A proud Pennsylvania girl, Dottie grew up in Sunbury, which she always considered home. She graduated from Cedar Crest College in Allentown and received her Masters in Education at Penn State, maintaining lifelong friendships from her school days. She taught business courses at high schools in Herndon, Shamokin, and Bellefonte, all in PA. She had a later career as a secretary at Liberty Mutual Insurance in North Syracuse. Between those careers, Dottie married and raised a family, first in Sunbury, then Newport, PA and then North Syracuse since 1968. As an only child, she felt blessed to be part of a wonderful 'in-law' family and loved their many get-togethers over the years. Dottie was a member and volunteer at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in North Syracuse. She had also taught Sunday school at her Newport church where she made good use of her artistic talents. Dottie's favorite pastime was playing bridge. She said it was 'the best game in town' and she was in at least one bridge club all her life, winning more than her share. She was a long-time member of The Civic Social Club of Greater Syracuse, NY, for which she was a past-president and delighted in planning and guiding numerous club trips. Dottie loved to travel and visited much of the U.S. and many countries, often with her daughter, including a trip to New Zealand at age 83. She was a positive person with a can-do attitude, who enjoyed the simplest of pleasures. She is most remembered as a loving mother to her children and 'Nana’ to her beloved grandson, and they were devoted to her. Her family is grateful to her friends for also making her days happy ones. Dottie was predeceased by her husband, James R. and daughter, Susan Kay Creveling; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emma and Dean Creveling, Marian and Walt Zeiders and Keith 'Bud' Creveling. She is survived by her children, Rick (Kathryn Anderson) Creveling of Stillwater, MN, James (Amy Samuels) Creveling of Dewitt, NY, and Laura Creveling of North Syracuse; her grandson, David; sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Joe Lindenmuth and Ton Creveling and nine nieces and nephews. The service is private but, will be live streamed at FergersonFuneralHome.com at 4 pm on Monday, December 21, 2020. Burial will be in Pomfret Manor Cemetery, Sunbury, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dottie’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Dorothy "Dottie” D. Creveling, 97, of North Syracuse died Wednesday, December 16, 2020. She was born December 5, 1923, daughter of Edith (Shean) and Harley E. Diehl. A proud Pennsylvania girl, Dottie grew up in Sunbury, which she always... View Obituary & Service Information
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