Monday, July 18, 2016

The Passing of Dottie Faust

It is with great sadness that the Greater Philadelphia Orchid Society announces the passing of Dottie Faust, a long-time and beloved member of our group. Dottie was always a friendly face and had a great personality, as well as being an outstanding orchid grower. She grew for the sheer pleasure of it and had no concern whatsoever for awards or any other recognition. GPOS will be arranging for the distribution of her orchid collection by way of an auction, the date and location to be determined. We encourage anyone interested to come and honor Mrs. Faust by adding a piece of her collection to your own. Below is a portion of her obituary provided by her family. As you will see, Dotties life was full and meaningful and she will leave a lasting impression on all who knew her.
Dorothy was a devoted mother, dedicated nurse, and faithful community servant. After graduating with her RN degree from Montgomery County Community College, she served as a nurse at Abington Hospital, and then as office and nursing manager at Abington Hematology Oncology Associates. She was a faithful member of Abington Presbyterian Church, where she served as a longtime parish nurse and as a volunteer in the church office. Dorothy’s green thumb and nurturing spirit led her to passion for gardening inside and outside the home. She was a 20-year member of the Greater Philadelphia Orchid Society, champion orchid grower, member of the Indoor Plant Society, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and received many awards for her efforts. She was an active contributor to her local community, including as President of the Abington Civic Club. She is survived by her daughters, Sue Mazzei of Lansdale, PA, Lynn Faust and her husband William Burger of Marlborough, MA, and Deborah Faust of Lambertville, NJ, and her son, John Faust of Duluth, GA; five grandsons, Alexander Mazzei, Benjamin and Matthew Burger, and Charles and Daniel Faust; her brother, Theodore Lynn of North Attleboro, MA; and many nieces and nephews. Her brothers, Walter, James, Earl and Terence Lynn of Danville, PA have predeceased her. A memorial service will be held at Abington Presbyterian Church on July 19 at 3 p.m. Friends and family will be received in the sanctuary at 1:30 p.m., and immediately after the service for refreshments. Friends and family are welcome for the burial at the Highland Cemetery in New Columbia, PA on July 20 at 11 a.m., followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Abington Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements made by Helweg & Rowland Funeral Home of Abington.

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