Dorothea Mae Guild, 97, beloved mother and grandmother, formerly of Warren, PA and Hernando, FL, passed away on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, at the Merrimack County Nursing Home in Boscawen, NH where she was a resident for the past six months. Prior to moving to the Home, she resided in Hill, NH with her son, Paul.
Born August 12, 1916, in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Howard Devere McClintock and Vera Maude Conant McClintock.
On April 30, 1938 Dorothea married the late John Willis Guild in North Warren, PA, where they raised their family and resided for many years.
Thru the years, Dorothea was employed by Warren Dental Arts, The Christian Book Store in Warren and Jamesway Department Store in N. Warren. She and her husband had a popular hotdog stand in Venturetown in the 1950’s.
She attended the Church of the Nazarene in Warren for many years where she was actively involved in many aspects of the children’s programs but particularly enjoyed working with children of preschool age.
Dorothea enjoyed playing the piano, photography, floral arranging, and creative sewing projects including cross and ribbon stitching. She made many crocheted and quilted projects for her children and grandchildren through the years. Her ability to laugh at herself, her giving spirit, and quick wit will be deeply missed by those who loved her.
Surviving are her sons Paul Willis Guild and his wife, Ellen Dickson Guild of Hill, NH; and William Boyd Guild and his wife, Natalie Forrest Guild of Del Ray Beach, FL; nine grandchildren; thirteen greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreatgrandchild; her sister, Carol McClintock Hoffman of Wysox, PA; her brother Malcolm McClintock and his wife Janet Carey McClintock of Bluff City, TN; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son John Howard Guild; her sisters Helen Alcorn and Ruth Churchwell and her brother Russell McClintock.
Per Dorothea’s request there will be no viewing. A graveside service will be held at Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA, on Saturday, September 28, at 11:00 am. Those wishing to proceed to the cemetery with the family are asked to be at The Peterson Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, PA, by 10:30 am.
The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the First Church of the Nazarene, Children’s Ministries, Pennsylvania Avenue East, Warren, PA 16365 in Dorothea Mae Guild’s memory.
Those wishing to send econdolences may do so by visiting www.petersonblickfuneralhome.com.