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Dorothy L. Litherland, 82, passed away after a brief illness on February 11, 2021 with her family by her side. Born November 1, 1938, in Whitehall, New York, her family later moved to Lansingburgh, New York. She was the daughter of Edward J. Loucks and Helen Hughes.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. Christian (Robert), son, Raymond E. McCabe, grandson, Sean T. Landrigan, step daughter, Beth Litherland, brothers, E. John and Hal Loucks, sister, Alicia Nelson, and several cherished nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband, John T. Litherland, brothers, George and Robert Loucks, and sisters, Polly Lyons and Dema Martin.
Dorothy was a graduate of Lansingburgh High School. She embarked on a 30+ year career with the NY Telephone Company.
Dorothy and John loved traveling and spending time with family and friends. They enjoyed camping in the Adirondacks and took many cruises together.
She was a devoted church member, spending many years as a Sunday school teacher, and later as a Deacon of the Cornerstone Community Church.
Dorothy was a very loving, giving person to all. She was passionately involved with the Rebekah’s of New York, serving them well past her commitment, traveling far and long for the organization.
Dorothy was a football enthusiast. With Patti and Raymond, she thoroughly enjoyed cheering on the Dallas Cowboys.
John and Dorothy were blessed with 29 years of marital bliss along their very own yellow brick road and now will spend eternity together, over the rainbow.
Family and friends are invited and may call from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday February 18, 2021 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. A funeral service will follow at 12:30 pm on Thursday at Cornerstone Community Church of Lansingburgh, 570 3rd Avenue, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy. Please note that social distancing, masks and occupancy limitations in funeral home and church are required.
For online condolences, please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com
Graduation with Dorothy was fun. She was a very sweet girl and I send my sympathy to her family. May she rest in peace.
Rose Perrotto Feb 18 2021 12:00 AM
We are truly sorry for the loss of Aunt Dorothy. We are so glad you came into our lives and we got to share numerous family gatherings together. May you rest peacefully in HeavenWendy & family
Wendy Mark Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM
I Thank the Lord for the time he let Sister Dorothy share some of her life with me I am very Thankful for the great knowledge she shared and taught me as a member of the Oddfellows & Rebekah Lodge , Be At Peace
Percy D Spruill Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM
We are very sorry to hear the passing of Dorthy she always came into the salon with a smile on her face to get her nails done as John would read and wait for her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time .
Becky, Sarah & Katie @Custom Cutters Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM
Dorothy will always be remembered as a great Rebekah. She will be sadly missed by many.
J Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM
She was a very kind caring lady and she will be so missed. She gave so much to ;the Rebekah order she believed in Friendship love and truth our motto. We send our prayers and love and hugs to her family at this time. Jackie Erckert-Dillon NY State Assembly Vice President and Dorothy Erckert and Madelyn Erckert..
Jackie Dillon Feb 15 2021 12:00 AM
We traveled together with the Honey Bears and got to know Dorothy and John. Enjoyed their company over the years and special times with the Rebekahs IOOF. Will miss her sense of humor and beautiful smile. Bob & Rita D.
Rita H Dobbin Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM
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Kevin Loucks Feb 14 2021 12:00 AM
Thinking of you at this difficult time. Keeping you all in our prayersLori, Dave, Eden, Danny and Alice
Lori, Dave, Eden, Danny and Alice Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
For Dorothy with love
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