Dorothy G. “Dot” Love, 78, of Carlisle, passed away on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center while surrounded by her loving family.
She was born January 10, 1941 in McCoysville, Juniata County to the late David and Edith (Lawson) Beale.
Dot was a graduate of Juniata Joint High School. She married John Richard Love on August 14, 1960. On Wednesday, August 14, 2019 they celebrated 59 years of marriage. Dot worked for 28 years at Montgomery Ward before retiring. She was a member of The Meeting House Carlisle (formerly Brethren In Christ). Some of her involvement at the church included: working part time in the church office, acting as a leader for the Pioneer Girls and formerly teaching Sunday School. Dorothy loved the beach, being with her family (especially at Christmas), and spending the winter with her husband in their Lakeland, FL home for the last 16 years.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, John R. Love of Carlisle; two children, Richard (wife Tina) Love and Karen (husband Michael) Tomassone both of Carlisle; five grandchildren, Mark (wife Abbie) Love of Carlisle, Eric (wife Abby) Love of Carlisle, David (wife Shea) Tomassone of Carlisle, Shelby Love of Carlisle, and Kelly Tomassone (fiance Nathan Rhodes) of Waynesboro; and three greatgrandchildren, Harper and Hayden Love and Carson Tomassone. In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Beale and one sister, Orpha Lash.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at The Meeting House Carlisle with Rev. Alan Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the church.
The Love family wishes to express a special thank you to the doctors and the nursing staff at Hershey Medical Center for the compassionate care they provided Dot of the last 5 1/2 weeks.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Meeting House Carlisle, 1155 Walnut Bottom Road Carlisle, PA 17015.