Doris Cope Cavanaugh, 88, daughter of the late Frank and Ann Cope, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2015 after a long battle with Dementia, at the home of her daughter, Cathy Twigg, in Martinsburg, W.Va.
She was a resident of Greencastle, Penn. and was a former long time resident of Edgewater, Md.
Born in Arizona, she grew up in Washington, D.C. in what was known then as Foggy Bottom. She attended Gordon Junior High School and was a graduate of Western High School.
Doris is survived by her husband of 69 years Thomas L. Cavanaugh of Greencastle, Pa., son T.Patrick and his wife Molly of Conyers, Ga., two daughters Cathy Twigg and her husband Danny of Martinsburg, W. Va. and Kerry Lewis and her husband Randy of Spotsylvania, Va. She was preceded in death by a son Shawn.
She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
She worked at The Providence Center in Annapolis, Md. for over 20 years as a teacher.
Doris was a Cub Scout den mother, a Girl Scout leader and a swim coach in Loch Haven, Md. She also was active with the CCD at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Edgewater, Md., volunteered her time with a literacy program in Greencastle, Pa and helped in a special program run by the Brethren Church in Chambersburg Pa., assisting women in need.
For over 18 years Doris Cavanaugh was co-ordinator of Religious Education at St. Mark's Catholic Church in Greencastle.
Throughout her life she was the first to volunteer to cook meals in order to raise money for the church. She also gave of her time and advice to aid those who needed help and needed an understanding person to listen.
One of her special joys was serving as a chaperone at the dances held by the Knights of Columbus for the students of St. Mary's.
There will be a special Mass of Celebration held for her Friday, May 22, 11 a.m., at St. Marks Church in Greencastle, Pa.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to the charity of your choice in honor of Doris Cavanaugh.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle, Penn.