Dorothy Jane Guy, 92, a founding member and former board president of Weavers Way Co-op, died Jan. 7 of cancer at her home in West Mt. Airy.
A longtime community volunteer, Mrs. Guy had served for nearly four decades in a variety of other positions at the co-op, including board vice president, secretary, operations committee chair and board coordinator. She is credited with naming the co-op’s newsletter, The Shuttle.
Norman Weiss, purchasing manager at Weavers Way, described Mrs. Guy as “one of a number of dedicated community volunteers that provided both leadership and hands-on work that kept the co-op alive and growing.”
“All past, current and future Weavers Way members owe Dorothy a tip of the hat,” Weiss said.
He noted that Mrs. Guy created the co-op’s first database of hundreds of members and “meticulously” recorded and maintained it as a volunteer.
Mrs. Guy also was active in the Home and School Association at C.W. Henry Elementary School in Mt. Airy when her children were students there and at Summit Presbyterian Church.
Born Dorothy Jane Cook in Bridgeport, Conn., Mrs. Guy was raised in Glenside and graduated from Abington High School. She also attended what was then Kutztown State Teachers College.
She is survived by sons Thomas, Gregory and Stephen; daughters Cynthia, Rachel and Shannon; a brother, David; a sister, Donna Jean; 13 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Mrs. Guy’s husband, Emory, died in 1997.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at Summit Presbyterian Church, 6757 Greene St., Philadelphia, PA 19119. Memorial contributions may be made to the above church. – WF