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Doris Pocock Abbott

July 26, 2014
The Advertiser-Tribune

Doris Pocock Abbott, 99, of Tiffin, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 24, 2014.

Doris was born April 10, 1915, in Cleveland, to Herman Deidler Pocock Sr., M.D., and Esta Dee Crowl. She married Henry Lyman Abbott, M.D., of Tiffin, June 29, 1940, (1916-1978).

Doris graduated from Shaw High School, Cleveland, and attended Cleveland Art School for two years. She was the oldest surviving member of Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Tiffin. Through the years, she served on the vestry, as well as holding the positions of president of the Episcopal Church Women and treasurer of the Altar Guild. In her later years, she immensely enjoyed her Monday sewing group. She volunteered at Mercy Tiffin Hospital, helped with Mobile Meals on Wheels and supported Friends of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library and Heidelberg University. Doris enjoyed Tiffin's Penthouse Club and was a bridge player.

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Surviving are two children, Suzanne Abbott (William, D.V.M.) Wade of Seaford, Delaware, and John Lyman (Margaret) Abbott of Chalfont, Pennsylvania; three grandchildren, James Wade, Katherine Abbott Cutler and Leigh Abbott Lowman; and five great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kiersten, Michael, Elizabeth and Chase.

Doris also was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Herman D. Pocock Jr., M.D.; and two sisters, Eloise Alden and Betty Pickford.

Her funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Aaron Gerlach officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Union Cemetery, Old Fort.

Friends may visit 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Hoffman-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Old Trinity Episcopal Church, Community Hospice Care, Tiffin Charitable Foundation or the Dr. Henry L. Abbott Memorial Fund at Heidelberg University.

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