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Dorothy Hastings Mulvey

Dorothy Hastings Mulvey died peacefully on August 5, 2010 after a six-month battle with cancer.

     Born in 1929 the beloved daughter of Frances and Berkley Penn Hastings of Milton, PA.  Dorothy will be remembered as someone who loved flowers, music and needlepoint. A graduate from The Greenwood Boarding School in Ruxton, Maryland, Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and a 1952 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor Of Science degree.  She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity.

     Dorothy was married to John Frances Mulvey of Aspinwall PA and they had three children; David S. Mulvey, Elizabeth K. Mulvey and Steven H. Mulvey.  Dorothy will be remembered as an active civic member of local organizations in her community and church.  She was a member of the Wyncote Women’s Club, The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society, and a member of the Nantucket Historical Association.  Dorothy was also an active member of the Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wyncote, PA.      

     Dorothy spent her summers as a child in her family’s cottage located in Eagles Mere PA; where she loved the pristine lake, the sun, the grand hotels and the artistic atmosphere.  As a mother, she brought her children up to the Endless Mountains every summer during August. She was a member of the Eagles Mere Museum, The Eagles Mere Conservatory and the Eagles Mere Country Club.  She actively competed in the annual Eagles Mere Flower Show.

     Her sons: David married to Patty of Abington, PA and Steven married to Bernadette of Rydal, PA and her five grandchildren: Christopher,

Thomas, Melissa, Nicholas and Sam survive Dorothy.  Her brother Berkley Penn Hastings of Fayetteville, PA also survives her.  Her husband and daughter predeceased Dorothy.

     A service was held for Dorothy at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Wyncote PA on Tuesday, August 10th, 2010. A graveside burial service took place at Milton Cemetery in Milton, PA on Wednesday.  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Eagles Mere Conservatory, Eagles Mere, PA. 17731-0064 in Dorothy’s name.

Family Service by Craft/Givnish of Abington.





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