The Daily Star
---- — Dorothy Louise Rosenthal Field
COOPERSTOWN — Dorothy Louise Rosenthal Field, 86, went home to be with her Lord on April 13, 2013.
She was born April 16, 1926, in Utica, to Percy B. Rosenthal and Mary Ottaway Rosenthal. The family moved to Cooperstown, when she was a young child, and in 1939, they moved to Bowerstown.
She graduated from Cooperstown High School (Class of 1943) and Albany Business College.
She married the late William Byron Field on Feb. 3, 1945, in Hartwick Seminary. He preceded her in death in 1998, after 53 years of marriage.
In 1955, she was appointed postmaster of the Hartwick Seminary Post Office located in the Field’s General Store. She held that position for 38 years.
For over 50 years she was a member of the Milford Center Community Bible Church, serving as a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer for many years.
Some of the special highlights of her life included enjoying God’s creation, tea parties, gardening, garage sales, traveling to visit her grandchildren, Christmas in July with her family, and especially a trip to London, England.
Each spring her home would come alive with flowers of all colors that were enjoyed by many. She had a wonderful gift of hospitality that was demonstrated through the countless meals prepared for the many guests who visited her home.
Dorothy is survived by her four children and their families, Heidi and William Darrell Risley and children, Christopher and Jennifer; William and Lauri Field and children, Libby, Evan, Hanna, Will, and Abbi; Becky Wadsworth and daughter, Rebecca; and Daniel and Barbara Field and children, Amber, Andrew, La Rae, Auron, Timothy, Aimee, Angel and Rose. She also is survived by eight great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, George (Florence) Field; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Her sister, Betty Vernini, preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be held in July.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the Milford Center Community Bible Church, the Hartwick No. 2 Emergency Squad or the Otsego Manor Activity Fund.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown.