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Dorothy Ann Thomas Kreckman, 91, of Tunkhannock, died Feb 12 at Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA. Her loving husband of 57 years, William George Kreckman, died May 8, 2003.
Born Feb. 11, 1924, in Scranton, daughter of the late Elmer L. and the late Freda Smith Thomas, she was educated in Newton schools. Before moving to Tunkhannock in 1983, she lived in Phoenix for 22 years. She enjoyed collecting antiques and her hobby was operating Kreckman Antiques, Tunkhannock. She was a well-known artist in the area and had been a member of various art organizations and leagues. She was proud to have had several showings of her work and to have them displayed in her son's gallery in New York.
Dottie enjoyed traveling with her husband, having traveled throughout our country and to Europe and Asia. She was a self-taught knowledgeable, gracious lady with dignity.
Her devotion to her family and friends was evident in her everyday life. Dottie was a selfless individual who always placed others before herself. A pleasant and gentle person, Dottie was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt whose gentleness leaves a lasting legacy for others to fondly remember.
Surviving are two sons, William David Kreckman, Tunkhannock, and fianceI�e, Eileen D. Roman, Carbondale; and David Allen Kreckman and husband, Douglas Deneen, Warrensburg, N.Y.; a brother, Jack Thomas, Clarks Summit; nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Elias, Elmer and Delbert Thomas.
A service will be Saturday at 11 AM at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, by the Rev. William Carter, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit.
Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation , 30 E. 33rd St., Suite 1100, New York, NY 10016; or charity of the donor's choice.
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