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May 16, 2014

Dorothy A. (Koch) Fauth

Dorothy A. (Koch) Fauth

JEFFERSON — Dorothy A. (Koch) Fauth, 87, of Jefferson, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs.

Born on July 13, 1926, in Richmond Hill, Queens, Dorothy was the only child of Joseph and Louise (Stemmler) Koch. Dorothy later moved with her family to Yaphank, Long Island. After graduation from Port Jefferson High School in 1944, Dorothy went to work for the New York Telephone Co. in Manhattan.

She later returned to Yaphank, where she married and raised a family, and worked for many years at the Yaphank Post Office, where she became a familiar face behind the counter.

Dorothy was the heart and soul of her large and growing family. To the very end of her life, she was the one who knew where everyone was and what and how they were doing. She was enormously proud of her family. She never shied away from hard work, and loved country life.

If you had a question about how to grow something, when to prune trees, what to feed hummingbirds, how to make applesauce, or any of a host of other things — Dorothy was always a font of wisdom. In life, and in death, she was a wonderful role model for us all.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Helmut, to whom she was married for 52 years; and by her son, Walter.

She will be remembered with love by her children, Linda Fauth Kennelly and her husband, James of Cambridge, Helen Rockwell and her husband, David of Jefferson, Paul and his wife, Cathy of Warner-Robins, Ga.; by her daughter-in-law, Susan Fauth of Marmora, N.J.; nine grandchildren, who she loved dearly, Michael Fauth and his wife, Katie, Peter Fauth and his wife, Kristin, Brendan and Terence Kennelly, Cody, Taylor, Marie and Erik Fauth, Megan Wright and her husband, Matthew and Kristofer Rockwell; and by the newest addition to the family, her great-grandson, Owen Matthew.

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