Dorothy Hierl


No public services are scheduled for Dorothy “Dottie” McMeekan Hierl, 95, Lawrence.  She died October 19, 2009, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence.

She was born June 26, 1914, in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Walter and Lillian Bunting McMeekan. She was a resident of Plainfield, NJ from 1949-2003, when she moved to Lawrence.

She attended public schools until she entered Packer Collegiate Institute School in New York.  She then went to Miss Florence’s Business School and upon graduation, she became a secretary.   

She was a member of Cotton Twig of Muhlenberg Hospital, the Helpers Circle of the Kings Daughters, and the Plainfield County Club.

She enjoyed gardening, golfing, and traveling.

She married Joseph Wolfgang Hierl on April 8, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY.  He preceded her in death in 1985.

Survivors include two sons, Peter Hierl and wife, Janet, Lawrence, Thomas Hierl and wife, Karyn, Bethlehem, PA; ten grandchildren, Katherine, Julia, Emily, Erika, Annie, Gretchen, Ian, Alexander, Marina, Suzanne; and three great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two grandsons, Michael and Christopher, and her brother.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Brandon Woods Employee Recognition Committee and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.

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