Doris Virginia Moore was born on August 29, 1923, and died recently on Sunday, March 19, 2023. She was 99 years old. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Aldan, PA to her beloved parents Edward and Freda Neithammer. She was one of four children, but was especially close with her mother, who lived with her in her later years, and who Doris cared for through illness until her passing. Doris was married to Elliot E. Moore in 1946, and had three children, Elliot Jr., Russell, and Judith. She was especially close with Russel, who lived at home with his two parents until his death in 2015. She had 4 grandchildren, Andrew, Jeffrey, Stephen, and Shannon, and 9 great grandchildren. Doris graduated from West Chester University with a degree in physical Education and had a career as a bus driver for Rose Tree Media that she loved. Many of the children from her bus kept in touch with her through the years. She had lived in Puerto Rico and Spain with her family, and settled down in their home in Middletown Township, PA, where she died with her daughter and granddaughter.
Doris lived a full and rich life with family and friends, whom she had many. She loved the beach, spending summers in her youth at her parents' home in Avalon, NJ, and Stone Harbor, NJ where she spent a month each summer with her granddaughter Shannon, continuing the tradition with her great granddaughter Juliana. She travelled all over the world with her friends, taking cruises and bus tours, and loved playing tennis, roller skating, and bicycling. She loved feeding and watching the birds and was an amazing cook. In her later years, Doris helped raise her great grandchild Juliana with her mother Shannon and was like a mother to them both. She was kind, patient, giving, funny, vibrant, and stubborn, and loved by all. After the passing of her husband, she lived with her caretaker Jartu, and spent 2 days a week with her driver and friend Yaw. They became like children to her, and she loved them greatly. Doris had a special relationship with them both and confided in them about her life and family. Jartu brought happiness and hope to Doris as her abilities became limited and was devoted to Doris’ care until the end. Doris will remain in our hearts and memories and will be greatly missed by all. She was buried at Valley Forge, next to her son Russell and two parents.
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