Dorothy Shumaker Trostle passed away on Oct. 11, 2017 in Lancaster, PA.  She was born in Cumberland, MD on Sept. 21, 1921.  Dorothy was a longtime resident of Cumberland until moving to The Willow Valley Retirement Community in Lancaster, PA a number of years ago to be near relatives.

She was the daughter of the late Justus W. Shumaker and Gladys D.Tichnell Shumaker. Dorothy was the sister of the late Charles Frederick Shumaker and the late Wanetta Ruth Shumaker Grim. She married Willard “Bill” Mervin Trostle in 1959. He preceded her in death in 1990. In addition, Dorothy was preceded in death by her niece, Ronna Lee Grim Stierstorfer.

She is survived by her niece, Dorothy Moreland and her husband Charles of Chambersburg, PA; her nephew, David L. Grim and his wife Shari of Street, MD; her niece, Ann Castles and her husband Ross of LaVale, MD; and her nephew, Ian Trostle and his wife Kathy of Glen Burnie, MD. Additionally, she is survived by a number of grand nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a graduate of Fort Hill High School, class of 1939. She was a life-long member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She began working for the telephone company in 1942, originally the Chesapeake and Potomac Co. and finally retiring in 1980 from Verizon.

Visitation will be held at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Avenue, Cumberland on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 12 to 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Stephen Yelovich officiating.

Interment will be at the Maryland State Veterans’ Cemetery, Rocky Gap.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 400 Arch Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.

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