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Dolores E. Crimian

July 19, 2023
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Dolores E. Crimian (Dodie), 93, of Abington, PA, passed away on July 19, 2023. She was born on May 13, 1930, in Philadelphia, PA, to the late Paul and Edna (Egloff) Stuhlmann. Dodie was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert J. Crimian, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. She was also preceded by her sister, Joanie (Stuhlmann) Wyremski.

Dodie was a loving and dedicated homemaker, devoting her time and energy to caring for her family. She found joy in creating a warm and welcoming home for her loved ones. Dodie's nurturing spirit extended beyond her immediate family, as she cherished her role as a mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children: Candice Pankow (James), Robert Crimian (Sharon), Audrey Crimian, Amy Riemenschneider (Andrew), and Lisa Folk (Barry). Dodie was also a beloved grandmother to Becky, Sarah, Bobby, Rachel, Molly, Hannah, Grace, Will, and Sofi, and a proud great-grandmother to Hazel and Nora.

We wanted to share some thought and memories of our Mom/Ome:

Mom, we knew when your "German was up", but you always had your nurturing spirit, kind-heart, and encouragement given to us with love. You shepherded us through our young lives to adulthood instilling "Remember you are a reflection of your Father and I". We are now on our own, following your lessons we learned. Thank you for this gift of life. ~Candy

My mom thought I was an angel when I was young. I remember one time I picked flowers from our neighbor's garden. The neighbor told my mom that I did it. My mom said,"My Bobby would never do that." After the neighbor left, I came up the backstairs with a fistful of flowers. She told me they were the most beautiful flowers she had ever seen. She never let on she knew where I got them from. That was my Mom's loving way. ~Bob

Mom, you brought me into this world and now who's going to take me out?? Childhood memories are special and I can't thank you and Dad enough for mine. Teenage years, I think we can agree were our growing pains, together! Bloomsburg, Texas, California you visited me everywhere I went. How many movies did we sneak into just to say" we'll just see what it's about and then leave." But of course we didn't! How many shows did we see, the Opera, Hollywood Bowl. And of course, the day we saw Charlton Heston in his black Corvette in Beverly Hills! I never saw you so giddy. We traveled a lot of roads together Louise, mom refused to be Thelma, and laughed the whole time! I miss you already and I am watching our favorite movies~ Audrey

Mom, growing up in our home on Kenilworth Ave and Keith Rd were cherished days. I remember lots of fun, laughter and love. You always made bad dreams go away when I was a little girl by telling me to dream about Cinderella at the ball. When I became a mom you nurtured me to help me chase away my children's bad dreams by sharing stories of when I was a little girl. As time went on, and I knew our roles were reversed, I hope I nurtured you until our last days together. You and Dad gave all of your children a lifetime of pure love. Our hearts are broken because of that deep love. Dad has waited so long for you to join him and you are finally at peace. We all will live on because of your love. ~Amy

The countless memories of you, loving me, guiding me and giving me the nudge (a distinct look) when I need straightening are etched in my heart. Townsend's Inlet my most cherished memories ...from the beach, crabbing in the bay, Sweet Lips, the Custard Stand, Charcoal House and stubbed toes on it would go. Young adult years I caused you many sleepless nights but I was following your lead to live life to the fullest! Having you as my role model instilled, love your family, spend time with each of your children and understand life is about lessons. I have learned many watching you. You passed on your strength, laughter, self discipline and love for life. May you be hand in hand with Dad, dancing amongst the stars.~Lisa

I have wonderful memories of Ome but one thing that sticks out to me the most was her love for animals, particularly dogs; something she and I shared. From Arthur to Aussie and all her grand-dogs and great grand-dogs, there was never a dog she met that she didn't like. One fond memory I have of her was during her trip to Raleigh shortly after Scott and I bought our house. Ome immediately took to our yellow lab, Lily, and the two became inseparable that weekend. We spent those evenings sitting around a fire and Ome sat there giving ear scratches, head pats and belly rubs all night long; both Ome and Lily appearing extremely content and happy. Lily has crossed the rainbow bridge before her and I believe that Ome has found all her four legged family members and will continue to shower them with love and affection as she did for all of her family members while with us.~Becky

Ome was to me a forever student and teacher. She never tired of learning and there was always a new story to be heard or a dream that I wish she could have fulfilled. Watching shows in languages she would never understand, yet could follow every episode, or mapping itineraries to Switzerland she was never able to take. And her enduring gratitude for her life, even when circumstances could have left her bitter may have been her biggest lesson of all. While her ultimate given compliment and the one I strive for is an enthusiastic "that looks sharp". I'll continue to move forward with gratitude and keep myself up to her caliber in all things. With every dress I put on and every meal I serve on her fabulous china she'll be with me. I know she and Pop are dancing through eternity to ol' blue eyes, the sharpest couple united once again.~Sarah

Ome was my favorite dance partner, Frank Sinatra fan and cheerleader for any dream I had. She wasn't just my grandmother-she was a blessing to my life and so many other's lives, and her memory will live forever in my heart~Bobby

Ome gave us a childhood filled with stories in her blue armchair, dress compliments of her jewelry box, a cuckoo clock that never failed and a magnolia tree that always bloomed. Her back porch full of plants, bird feeders and stain glassed sun catchers. Her home always felt like a vacation when we were little. She gave us a lifetime of love.~Rachel

I will never forget going over to Ome's house on my college breaks and her greeting me at the door with a big smile. We always sat on her couch in the family room with the cuckoo clock and told dog stories about Aussie and Arthur while snacking on Ritz crackers. Ome brought so much light and warmth to the room and made me feel special and loved. She took pride in speaking about her children and grandchildren.~Molly

Ome, your smile and laugh always lit up the room. I remember the smile on your face whenever you would see me. It would give me so much warmth and comfort. I will always be thankful for the comfort you provided me.~Hannah

Ome, I will always have the joy of remembering running into your red bathroom and finding your red and pink lipsticks lined up on the windowsill. I would always end up trying on the pink one before leaving the bathroom, hoping you wouldn't notice. ~Grace

A memory I had with Ome was playing Pick Up Sticks game on the green carpet, I always lost. I would ask her to scratch my arms and rub my back, she never wavered, just did it and smiled. Ome to me was always kind, loving and supportive. I will miss you very much and love you always.~Will

My favorite pastime with Ome was sitting on the back porch at her house, listening to recounts of her life stories. It was always so fun to hear, I could listen to her stories all day.~Sofi

In her free time, Dodie had a variety of hobbies that brought her immense joy. She enjoyed spending time gardening. Dodie also had a passion for the arts. She loved to travel especially to the west coast to visit her daughter, Audrey. She also had a deep love for reading, often immersing herself in captivating books. Summers were particularly special to Dodie, as she cherished the time spent at the beach with her family and friends, creating lasting memories in Townsend's Inlet.

Dodie's faith was an important aspect of her life, and she found solace and community, especially with the Friday Nighters, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Olney, PA.

Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate Dodie's life on October 14, 2023, starting at 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a service immediately following at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Glenside, PA. In lieu of flowers, our mom was an animal lover, please make donations in her memory to Rylie’s Rescue

Dodie Crimian will be remembered for her unwavering love for her family, her nurturing nature, and her zest for life. Her memory will forever live on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know and love her.

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October 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
120 N. Easton Road
Glenside, PA 19038
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