Doratha Rae Browder, age 75, resident of 20934 Hillview Road, Saegertown, PA, died Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Cambridge Springs Rehab and Nursing in Cambridge Springs. Born on January 2, 1935 in Seneca, PA, she was a daughter of the late Charles Moon and Oakie Caldwell Moon. On February 11, 1957 she married Robert George Browder and he survives.
Browder, Doratha RaeFollowing graduation from Cambridge Springs High School in the Class of 1953, Doratha worked at Penn Union in Edinboro, then at the American Viscose in Meadville, followed by Talon, Inc. in Meadville. From 1974 until 1991 she was a financial aid officer at Edinboro University.. Doratha’s interests were varied and included gardening, golfing, reading, bowling, sewing, needlework, and playing cards. She was a gifted musician and was a gourmet chef. A lifetime member of VFW Post #169 Auxiliary in Venango, she also was a former member of Cambridge Springs Order of Eastern Star.
Family members surviving Doratha include three daughters – Vicki Christie of Fresno, CA; Bonnie Joslin and her husband, Bob of Cambridge Springs; and Traci Andrews and her husband, Larry of Cambridge Springs; two sons – Jeffrey Browder and his wife, Sheila of Tyrone, PA; and Bryan Browder and his wife, April of Colonial Park, PA; eight grandchildren – Nicole Bush and her husband, Jack; Megan Gipson; Jordan Joslin and his wife, Karen; Isaiah Joslin; Shane Browder; Kara Browder; Daniel Browder; and Ahmaya Andrews; two great grandchildren – Quinn Bush and Lance Gipson. Also surviving are five sisters – Ruth Sparks of Pleasantville; Joan Hughes of Norfolk, VA; Francis Skiba and her husband, Carl of Oil City; Peggy Tucci and her husband, Richard of Venango; and Charlotte Robertson of Dover, DE. Doratha was preceded in death by a son in 1961 – Douglas R. Browder and three brothers – Charles Moon, Byron Moon, and Bill Moon.
Friends may call at the Van Matre family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Saturday from 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to attend funeral services there on Sunday afternoon at 3:00. Reverend Rick Hamrick, pastor of the Youngsville Free Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery.