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Dorothy (Winger) Kelly of Clarks Summit passed peacefully at Geisinger Mountain View Care Center on Friday, Feb. 26. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, Frank J. Kelly, on May 10, 1987.
Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late John and Irene Duffy Winger. A graduate of Central High School and Lackawanna Business College, Dorothy continued her education through multiple courses at the Pennsylvania State University. Dorothy began her distinguished career working for the U.S. Department of Labor, Mediation and Conciliation Service, Washington, D.C., as the executive assistant to the late Dr. John Steelman. After World War II, she remained Dr. Steelman's executive assistant when he served as White House Chief of Staff to President Harry S. Truman. At the time of her retirement, she had been employed for 27 years by the Pa. House of Representatives, Harrisburg, Pa., as executive assistant to the Honorable Mark B. Cohen, Democrat of Philadelphia.
Dorothy had many interests, including golf, travel and politics. A beloved daughter, wife, sister and aunt, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her.Dorothy is survived by her sister, Eleanor Winger Henry; her brother, Harold Winger and wife, Mildred; and a sister-in-law, Catherine Winger, all of Scranton; her nieces, Janet Henry Flynn and husband, William, Clarks Summit; Dr. Ann R. Henry and husband, John Wulko, Flemington, N.J.; and Mary Theresa Henry, Scranton; nephews, John Winger Jr. and wife, attorney Kathleen, Tucson, Ariz.; Frank Winger, Allentown; and James Winger, Marana, Ariz. She is also survived by several grandnieces and grandnephews; and a great-grandnephew.She was preceded in death by a brother, John J. Winger; a brother-in-law, Paul A. Henry; and nephews, Paul and Christopher Winger.
The funeral will be private at the convenience of the family with a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of the Snows Church, Clarks Summit, with interment in Cathedral Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Paul A. Henry Memorial Scholarship, Marywood University, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
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