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Dorothy L. "Dot" (Genung) Pelton

April 30, 1926 ~ August 31, 2018 (age 92)

Dorothy L. Pelton, 92, formerly of LeRoy, PA and Bradenton, FL passed away, Friday, August 31, 2018 at Imperial Healthcare in Neptune, NJ.

Dorothy Lorraine, “Dot” to family and friends, was born April 30, 1926 in Orange NJ, a daughter of the late Clarence S. and Minerva (DeHart) Genung. Dot grew up and lived in Millburn, NJ and Springfield NJ. On July 19, 1952, she married Edgar Duane Pelton and together they shared 50 years of loving marriage until Duane’s passing on March 18, 2002. In earlier years, Dot was employed by New Jersey Bell Telephone and later as a cashier for the Stop & Shop Supermarket. Throughout life Dorothy’s main interest was the love she shared in her home and with family.

She is survived by her children, Carol Gillock of Eatontown NJ, Robert Pelton of Howell NJ, a daughter in law, Lois Pelton of Mansfield, 7 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, who she loved dearly, a sister, Eleanor Mac Connell of Vero Beach, FL, a sister in law, Beverly Genung of Alexandria VA, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy was predeceased by a son Gary Pelton and a brother, Clarence O. Genung.

Friends may call 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, September 4th, at the Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Dr. in Canton. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Ron Bly officiating. Burial will follow in the Windfall Cemetery.

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