Dorothy Y. Burton, 98, formerly of Danville and Philadelphia, went home to be with her Lord on Dec. 9, 2016, at her residence at Rosemont Presbyterian Village in Bryn Mawr.
She was born Sept. 14, 1918, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Malvina L. (Cousins) Young.
Dorothy was a 1936 graduate of Danville High School and attended Virginia State College and Temple University.
She was employed by the federal government in Philadelphia in the management of top secret high value items, retiring in 1973. She also worked with the Board of Education in Philadelphia as a librarian for five years.
Dorothy was a longtime member of Overbook Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia where she was a member of the Session and served on the Missions and Outreach Committee. She served on the governing Board of Directors of the Ladies Aide Society of the Presbyterian Hospital in Philadelphia. She was also a member of the Urban League and Guild of Philadelphia for 32 years. Other memberships include Black Caucus of Philadelphia, Quarter Century Club, AARP West Park Chapter 664, the American Legion Auxiliary, Danville Post, Danville, and the National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1212.
Dorothy enjoyed reading and loved to travel, especially to the Holy Land.
She is survived by her relative and good friend, Lemuel A. Stiles Jr., and his wife Cheryl; and nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and a host of friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles E. Young Sr., Harold C. Young Sr. and George D. "Chubb" Young, of Danville.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave., Philadelphia, with the Rev. Dr. Andrew H. Mann Jr., officiating. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.
The family will provide flowers. Memorial contributions in Dorothy's memory may be made to Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 6376 City Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19151.
Arrangements are under the direction of Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 10 W. Mahoning St., Danville.
Published on December 21, 2016