The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Obituaries

July 8, 2014

Dorothy M. Custer

YORK, PA. — CUSTER – Dorothy M., 91, West Manchester Township, York, Pa., died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Normandie Ridge. Born Sept. 13, 1922, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Minnie (Splett) Dekrines and the late Gustaf DeCringes. She worked at Apollo Ad and several sewing factories including Thumbelina and Bernhaven. When she was a young woman, she worked at Harrison Boyer, a former Johnstown bakery, where she met her future husband, Olin M. Custer, who was a baker. She was his assistant. Olin died in 1987 after 41 years of marriage. Member of Grace United Methodist Church, where she taught children and adult Sunday school for 60 years. She enjoyed her later years at Normandie Ridge, where she had been living since 1997. Mrs. Custer was the last of her immediate family, which included her brother, Louis Dekrines, who died in 2013; and sisters, Freda Balazik, Johnstown; Margaret Campanella, Saugerties, N.Y.; Louise Dekrines, Johnstown; and Betty (Fetcko) Poff, Wrightsville. Survived by her son, David O. Custer, and his wife, Carol, Camp Hill; daughters, Marsha Senft, York; Bobbie “Roberta” Brenneman, and her husband, Jim, Lancaster; and grandson, Joshua “Josh” Custer, who is a student at Bucknell University, currently studying abroad. She also has many nieces and nephews. Memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors Inc., 863 S. George St., York, is in charge of arrangements. The family requests that flowers not be sent, and any monetary remembrances be made to Normandie Ridge Retirement Home, 1700 Normandie Drive, York, Pa. 17408, in memory of Dorothy Custer. (KuhnerAssociates.com)

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