Dolores G. “Dee” (Ford) Drobile, 92, widow of Robert J. Drobile, passed peacefully Monday, July 31, at Frederick Living.

She was the daughter of the late Floyd and Gertrude (Brownlee) Ford. A lifelong learner, cat lover, and reader, she was a 1949 graduate of Norristown High School.

Over the years, Dolores held various jobs including positions in restaurants and with Skippack Township. She ended her working career, in her 70s, as the librarian for the Schwenksville Public Library. After moving to Frederick Living, she became an integral part of their library services as well.

In her free time, Dolores was an avid gardener and especially loved her flowers. She was a member of several gardening clubs and organizations and over the years earned awards for both her flowers and flower arranging. At Frederick, she was an active gardener whenever possible and often left examples of her arrangements in public spaces for others to enjoy.

As a member of Heidelberg United Church of Christ, Dolores enjoyed singing in the choir for more than 50 years. She was a longtime member of their hand bell choir and was always proud of their Christmas Eve performances.

Dolores was a Phillies fan and liked attending the games. She also followed the Eagles, watched figure skating and swimming, and was a fan of Tiger Woods, the golfer. She travelled throughout the United States, visited Europe several times, but her best trips were always to the beach. She loved the sun, the sand, and the ocean.

Dolores is survived by her sister, Arlene; daughter Terry DiDomenico, wife of Steven; son Jeffrey Neihart and wife Eleanor; daughter Wendy Neihart; stepdaughter Roberta Young; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by her brother, Floyd, and by the father of her children, Todd S. Neihart.

A memorial service will be held at Frederick Living at 2 pm, August 3.

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Robin,,and Family,,Sorry to hear of Dee leaving her family and friends going home, but ,be very happy for Dee going home to the lord and seeing her loved ones in heaven rest in peace Dee ,You will be missed.God Bless ,,mitzie n ronnie

~ Mitzie and Ronald Chrisman Pottstown, PA
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