Dorothy M. Machamer
October 20, 1934 - July 21, 2020
Dorothy M. Machamer, age 85, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at home.
Born in Branchdale, PA on October 20, 1934, she was the youngest of 13 children born to the late James and Nora Larkin.
Dorothy loved her family, Norte Dame, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. She looked forward to the 4th of July, Easter, Thanksgiving, and especially Christmas because it brought her family together. She and Clyde enjoyed a trip to Ireland, and attended Notre Dame games in South Bend, Baltimore, and at USC. They also enjoyed some bus tours to Charleston, Vermont, and New Hampshire with good friends. She had a generous heart and loved a good laugh.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her siblings, Gertrude Lechlitner, Alice Graver, Robert Larkin, Theresa Davidson, John Larkin, William Larkin, Edward Larkin, Ann Kimmel, James Larkin, Molly Hoffman (David), Thomas Larkin, and Bernard Larkin (Rita); and brother-in-law, Dennis Machamer.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Clyde L. Machamer; children, Patrick Machamer, Sheila Machamer-Barlow (Curt), Richard Machamer; two grandchildren, Bryan and Lindsay Machamer; sisters-in-law, Rita Larkin and Donna Machamer; brother-in-law, David Hoffman; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 am until 12:30 pm on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to donate online click here.