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Dorothy Grace Ammlung
  • June 16, 1930
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  • June 04, 2010

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DOROTHY GRACE JONES AMMLUNG, 79 Retired teacher from Elwyn Institute, Media, PA Born: June 16, 1930 Died: June 4, 2010 Dorothy Grace Jones Ammlung, 79, known as Dolly died June 4, 2010 at the home she shared with her husband, Russ and her son and caregiver Chuck. Born in Media, PA and raised in Collingdale, Dolly was a 1948 graduate of Collingdale High School and was proud of her Varsity Letters and the close friendships she has kept with many of her classmates over seven decades. She was a past member of the Green Ridge Community Church in Aston where she taught Sunday School and also served The Lions Club. She was a past member of Christ United Methodist Church in Brookhaven, PA. Dolly was a member of the YWCA in Chester, PA where she was a swimming instructor and earned her life saving certificate. She was a member of the former White Sands Swim Club for many years where she worked as a life guard and enjoyed her summers off with family and friends. Active in Aston AA, she coached the girl’s basketball team in the 60’s and also worked as a referee. Dolly became a teacher at Elwyn Institute in Media, PA where she became so attached to some of her students she brought them home for holiday dinners. She arranged and participated in rafting trips down the Youghiogheny River rapids in Ohiopyle, PA & the Lehigh River in the PA Poconos. Dolly was an avid bowler in many women’s leagues and bowled for many years in the mixed Our Lady of Charity League with her husband and daughter. She enjoyed many out of town bowling tournaments. Always active, Dolly ran the volleyball/basketball night at the Northley Jr. High School in Aston, PA and was a member of the Ridley Woman’s Volleyball League’s “Wharf Tavern” team that won the 1986 & 1988 championship. Dolly spent many summers at Seaville Shores, Sea Isle City, NJ where she loved to boogie board with her young grandchildren. Dolly & Russ were snowbirds for many years going between Sea Isle City, NJ and Ormond Beach & So. Daytona, FL. In 2002 Dolly was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She became a permanent resident of Lakeview Estates in So. Daytona, FL in 2003 and she was a member of the Daytona Beach Drive-In Christian Church, Daytona Beach Shores, FL. Reverend Larry Deitch said she had a boundless spirit that touched everyone she met. Dolly remained active in her community by riding her bike around the park and enjoying parties, dances, cards and games in the clubhouse. Dolly was a member of the “Red Hat Society”. She participated in the Relay for Life as a cancer survivor and walked around the City Center Complex of Port Orange, FL each year from 2005 thru 2009. Dolly enjoyed many crafts and hobbies including sewing, knitting, crocheting, macramé, and scrapbooking. She taught each of us many different things but there is one thing she taught everyone she knew and that was to always smile. Whenever you were with Dolly there was always a reason to smile! Her sense of humor and playfulness will truly be missed by all. Dolly was the daughter and one of 115 descendents of the late John M. Jones, Jr. and Clara May Grum Jones. She was the sister of the late John J. Jones, Joseph G. Jones, Clara M. Stephen, and Helen R. Ammlung. She was the mother of the late Russell G. Ammlung, Jr., designer of the Aston Twp. Flag who died in 1970. Survivors: Husband of almost 60 years, Russell G. Ammlung, Sr.; Daughter and Son-in-Law, Dorothy J. & William J. Myers of Drexel Hill, PA; Sons: Edward J. Ammlung, of Boothwyn, PA, Jeffrey S. Ammlung, of Wilmington, DE and Charles D. Ammlung of So. Daytona, FL; Brother: Walter E. Jones, of Ocala, FL; Sister: Kathryn E. Clark, of Lebanon, MO; Grandchildren, Philip R. Myers and Ethan S. Myers, both of Drexel Hill, PA; many cousins, nieces, nephews, great & great, great nieces & nephews & 2 great, great, great neices. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in honor of Dorothy G. Ammlung to any of the following: The Drive-In Christian Church P.O. Box 7175 Daytona Beach, FL 32116-7175 www.driveinchurch.net Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler 3800 Woodbriar Trail Port Orange, FL 32129 www.hovf.org/donate American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Port Orange Florida 1737 N. Clyde Morris Blvd. Daytona Beach, FL 32117 Elwyn Institute 111 Elwyn Road Elwyn, PA 19063 www.elwyn.org/donate. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in the Friendship Hall at The Drive-In Christian Church 3140 South Atlantic Avenue Daytona Beach Shores, FL  32118          

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  1. 14 Jun 2010
    Ron and Chot says:
    Ed and Jeff,
    We were lucky enough to see your mom the week before she passed away. She was still smiling and hoping to make it to her 80th birthday but God had other plans for her. Her smile and her loving ways will always be a part of you.

    Love, Ron and Chot

  2. 14 Jun 2010
    Ron and Chotsie Raver says:
    Russ,

    I know this is a difficult time for you but you were so lucky to have such a whirlwind in your life for almost 60 years. I hope all the joy of those years and your children's support will help you get through the tough times.

    Love,

    Ron and Chot

  3. 14 Jun 2010
    Ron and Chotsie says:
    Chuck,

    Dolly told us how much she aprreciated everything you did for them. Without you, her life might have been very difficult and she knew how much you sacrificed to be there for her. You definitely were the wings beneath her!

    I think "fun" was Dolly's middle name - try to remember the fun through the difficult times ahead. She'll be smiling on you.

  4. 14 Jun 2010
    Ron and Chotsie Raver says:
    Bill, Dot, Philip and Ethan,

    We are so sorry that Dolly's boundless energy has left us. She will be missed.

    I wish we had words to ease your pain. Hopefully all your wonderful memories and visions of her ready smile will help you cope with your sorrow.

    Love,

    Ron and Chot

  5. 09 Jun 2010
    Pam Albertson says:
    Uncle Russ, Dot&family, Ed, Jeff, & Chuck; I will miss Aunt Dolly terribly I'm so glad I was able to see her a couple months ago. She still had her beautiful smile and her kind loving ways ! She fought a good war against that cancer but GOD saw how much pain she endured and took her home to him. No more pain and suffering for her. Now we must grieve a while and then count on the wonderful memories.........My love to all, pam

  6. 09 Jun 2010
    katie clark says:
    Sure will miss my sister but know she is in a far better place. We all have such precious memories which death does not take away. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. 09 Jun 2010
    Rebecca Lamey says:
    Dot,
    I am just flooded with memories of your mom. Her smile and laugh, her playfullness, her sewing and craft skills: where she could make something out of nothing, her athletic abilities, always one to be counted in for being up for a game. She gave so much to so many and I will always be grateful that I was someone who benefited from her love and generousity. I continue to see a lot of Dolly in you. Your laugh, talkative nature, fun-loving outlook, athletic and sewing skills, on and on..... But in this time of sorrow, I mostly see Dolly's ability to love and to be a friend to so many shining strong and true in you. I wish I could be there with you and your family. My thoughts and love certainly are. love, becky

  8. 09 Jun 2010
    keith Stephen says:
    Sorry to hear about your Mom. What a wonderful lady. We loved going to Daytona on weekend when my mom was a live We will be praying for your family through these hard times..

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