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Obituaries » Dolores Garvin
February 2, 1940 - July 12, 2020
Service Date: July 16, 2020
Funeral Home James Wilson Funeral Home
A prayer service will be held on Thursday at 11am in the James Wilson Funeral Home, 143 Gravity Rd. Lake Ariel, Pa 18436
Friends may call on Wednesday from 4 – 7pm at the funeral home.
All attending will be required to wear masks and observe all current CDC and State guidelines concerning the Covid – 19 pandemic.
Private Inurnment, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorial contributions to be made in Dolores’ Honor to the Hamlin Senior Center, 15 Township Building Rd. Hamlin, Pa 18427.
August 5, 2020
I wrote this for Dolores as she passed. I thought I would share with her friends. We were so lucky to share a lifetime with this very special lady. What is a PureHeart? A PureHeart is the person who knows no evil. A PureHeart only sees good even when good is hard to see. A PureHeart is innocence. A PureHeart would give the clothes off her back to someone in need. A PureHeart is a people pleaser who will go out of her way to be helpful. A PureHeart is quick to forgive and, incredibly, will show pity for others when they are cruel. A PureHeart will never hold a grudge. A PureHeart never forgets even the smallest act of kindness. Every compliment, every gift, every kind word is long remembered and appreciated. If a PureHeart becomes ill, they apologize for causing inconvenience. A PureHeart doesn’t complain even when enduring incredible pain. We were so incredibly lucky to have a PureHeart in our lives. We love you, Dolores. We hope the next life is everything you deserve.
July 14, 2020
Dolores was treasure to those of us who had the opportunity to know her. She was energetic and loved to dance and exercise to dance music. Dolores was very youthful in mind and body. She broke the mold and none of us thought of her as an 80 year old woman. Most importantly she was a staple, a fixture, at our senior center. As her friends we already feel the absence of her presence. The seniors adopted Dolores really early on primarily in a parent role. They loved to watch her reactions and excitement throughout her many experiences here and mentored her when she needed it.. Dolores was playful and actually tickled me and pranked me on a couple of occasions. The dynamics of the relationships were truly special. She loved everyone but... no one compared to Debbie Birtel. When Debbie (former manager for the Hamlin Senior Center) retired (not really) Dolores would want to call her at home and Debbie would always dedicate the time. If Dolores couldn't call her because Debbie was away Dolores would say "Debbie takes too many vacations." Now our young minded friend is hugging those in heaven who proceeded her and loved her as well. I believe I speak for all of us when I say that our lives have been much richer as a result of having Dolores as our friend. Thank you Eileen and Harry for sharing her with us. Becky Klepadlo Hamlin Senior Center