Ms. Dorothy Winkler, 86, of Long Pond, Pennsylvania died on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in the St. Luke’s Hospice in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Dorothy, the daughter of the late Nellie E. Loveland Winkler and the late James E. Winkler, was born in Newark, New Jersey. She resided in various cities in New Jersey, including Linden, Avenel, Keyport, and Oceanport prior to settling in Long Pond, Pennsylvania a few years ago.
Dorothy, always a trailblazer, was a bus driver for 44 years for many companies, including the Seashore Day Camp & School and she entered retirement in 2018.
Besides driving, Dorothy enjoyed fishing, painting, and crocheting. Shortly before her death, Dorothy indicated to her daughter, Krys, that when her time comes, she wants to be a “Cloud Driver”. So just look up to the sky and you might catch a glimpse of her heavenly bus! As you can tell, Dorothy was a fiercely independent, protective, and dependable force of Nature. However, the best times of her life was any moment she spent with her family. They meant the world to her. Her next love was for her dogs. She adored her dog, Lily, who had previously crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Dorothy continued to share that love with her current dog, Chief. One of her final wishes was to see Chief again, but unfortunately circumstances intervened. Everyone knows that Dorothy will be waiting with open arms and a brilliant smile, when it comes time for Chief to meet her at the Rainbow Bridge. All in all…..Dorothy did it her way!
She was predeceased by her son, John Demkowicz; her daughter, Phyllis Demkowicz and her sister, Ann Piga.
Dorothy is survived by her four children, Walter Demkowicz, Michael Demkowicz and his wife, Jana, Krystyna Demkowicz Barron and Pauline Demkowicz; her brother, James E. Winkler; her eight grandchildren and her five great grandchildren.
With respect to Dorothy’s wishes, her cremation in Rosehill Crematory and the inurnment of her cremains in the family niche in Rosedale Cemetery, both in Linden, New Jersey, will be private.
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