William BRAY
(1868-Bef 1930)
(1879-After 1940)
Sterling A. REESE
William BRAY

Dorcas BRAY
(Abt 1935-2012)


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  • Linda D. KRETCHMER+
  • Pamela D. KRETCHMER+

Dorcas BRAY

  • Born: Abt 1935, Ashley, Luzerne, PA, USA
  • Died: 6 Dec 2012, Plains, Luzerne, PA, USA

  Research Notes:

"Mrs. Dorcas B. Kretchmer, 78, a resident of Ashley, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township, following an illness.

Mrs. Kretchmer was born in Ashley, daughter of the late William and Cora Reese Bray.

Dorcas was a graduate of Ashley High School, class of 1952, and attended College Misericordia, Dallas.

She had been employed by Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania , Wilkes-Barre, as a customer service representative for more than 31 years prior to her retirement. She also had been a saleslady at Junior Colony, Wyoming Valley Mall, for several years.

Mrs. Kretchmer was a former member of the Ashley Presbyterian Church, where she had been organist and choir director for some time. She was currently a member of the First Welsh Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-Barre and had enjoyed baking Welsh cookies for the several events of the church. She was a member and past worthy matron of Ashley Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star and was the youngest matron ever elected by the chapter. She was also a member of the Shrine Auxiliary and the Chanters Ladies. She had been a member of the Telephone Pioneers, Wilkes-Barre. Dorcas thoroughly enjoyed her home and family and sharing her many talents with her community as a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and fraternal sister.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren...." 1

   Marriage Information:

Dorcas married Carl H. KRETCHMER. (Carl H. KRETCHMER was born about 1933 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne, PA, USA and died on 28 Feb 2013 in Ashley, Luzerne, PA, USA.)


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