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Dorothy "Dot" J. Ihm

February 13, 1923 March 7, 2022
Dorothy "Dot" J. Ihm
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Obituary for Dorothy "Dot" J. Ihm

Dorothy J. “Dot” Ihm, 99, of Allentown, died Monday, March 7, 2022 at her residence at Luther Crest in Allentown. She was the wife of the late John “Jack” M. Ihm and celebrated 69 years of marriage before his passing in 2012. Born in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late Robert K. and Mary P. (Bradley) Crozier.

Dot was a graduate of Altoona High School and Altoona School for Secretaries. She worked as a secretary for O.P.A. for a few years before deciding to dedicate her time to her home and family.

She instilled in her children moral and ethical standards, both by example and in words. Besides her faith, family was her life and blood. She loved holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas when the entire family would gather. Nothing made her happier than to see her family enjoying life.

She showed kindness to people in need by visiting the sick and shut-ins, and reading to the blind.

Dot had a loving and gentle nature, with an ever-positive attitude. She woke up cheerful with a contagious smile. When she made a friend, they were typically friends for life.

She was extraordinary in many ways. She was a woman of strong character. Because she lived through the depression, she was budget conscious, yet generous when there was a need.

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

Dot was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church, for most of her life. She was involved in study groups, various clubs, and she faithfully attended Sunday School. She especially enjoyed the PEP club. Dot held Bible classes in her home for decades.

Dorothy is survived by 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; grandchildren 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. Dot was preceded in death by her daughter Cathy Dugan, in Dec, 2021.

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

A Memorial service will be held at 11am Friday March 11, 2022, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Rd. Allentown, PA 18104. There will be a calling period from 10-11am in the Parlor Room at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Allentown Rescue Mission, 355 Hamilton St., Allentown, PA 18101. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.brubakerfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Friday

11

Mar

10:00 AM 3/11/2022 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/11/2022 11:00:00 AM
Asbury United Methodist Church

1533 Springhouse Road
Allentown, PA 18104

Asbury United Methodist Church
1533 Springhouse Road Allentown 18104 PA
United States

Service

Friday

11

Mar

11:00 AM 3/11/2022 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 3/11/2022 12:00:00 PM
Asbury United Methodist Church

1533 Springhouse Road
Allentown, PA 18104

Asbury United Methodist Church
1533 Springhouse Road Allentown 18104 PA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Allentown Rescue Mission

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