Shivery Funeral Home, Inc

Dorothy L. “Dot” Althouse, age 97, formerly of Paradise, passed away at the Mennonite Home on Thursday, September 13, 2018 .  She was the wife of the late Donald L. Althouse who passed away on February 15, 2018.  She was born in South Norwalk, CT, daughter of the late Dominick J. Sr. & Jennie Saladino Lopez.  She was a member of the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Paradise where in the past she was very active serving on many committees.  In the past she had worked for the former Hamilton Watch and Schick Shavers of Lancaster.  She enjoyed riding horse and crocheting.  She was a member of the Paradise American Legion #409 for over 60 years and the Valley Lee Riding Club.  Surviving are 5 siblings:  Louise G. Brown of Willow Street, George “Jim” husband of Erna Gilgore of Kaiserslautern, Germany, Albert husband of Louise Gilgore of Stevens, PA, Geraldine “Geri” Lutz of Lancaster,  Dominick “Nick” Jr. husband of Evie Snyder Lopez of Paradise.  She was preceded in death by  6  siblings:  Herbert, Stewart, Leon Gilgore, Veronica “Roni” Trout, Colonel Albert Lopez, Gloria “Babe” Buzinski.  Funeral service will take place from the St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3001 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 11 a.m. with a viewing time from 10 a.m. until time of service.  Pastor Eugene Errickson will be officiating.  Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3001 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA.