Dorothy G. VanDerWal - January 19, 2009


FEURA BUSH Dorothy G. VanDerWal, age 92, peacefully entered into eternal life on January 19, 2009.  She was born in Albany May 9, 1916 daughter of the late Ervin and Gertrude (Parlimon) Plue.  She had lived in Feura Bush for 65 years.

     Dorothy retired after many years of service with Farm Family Insurance.  She was a member and very active in the Jerusalem Reformed Church for 65 years.

     Dorothy was the devoted wife of the late Kenneth VanDerWal for 56 years.  Survivors include her beloved children, Dorothy (Bob Sr.) Smith of Feura Bush, Kenneth (Sharon) VanDerWal of Voorheesville and Lois (Bill) Price of Delmar;  son-in-law Marshall Kennedy of PA;  cherished grandchildren, Robert (Liz) Smith Jr., Mark (Helen) Smith, Laura (Rich) Brown, Susan (Allen) Dafoe, Todd (Doreen) Kennedy, Lisa Johnston, Amy Travis and Beth Kane;  loving great-grandchildren, Michael Smith, Timothy Johnston, Cassandra Johnston, Rachel Smith, Hannah Smith, Spencer Brown, Skyler Travis and Riley Travis;  several nieces and nephews;  as well as many dear friends residing at the Senior Housing in Feura Bush.  Dorothy was predeceased by her daughter, Emily Kennedy;  brothers Raymond, Edward and Clarence Plue;  sisters Eva MaGee, Beulah Goodrow, Rosetta Hoffman, Mary Relyea and Louise Plue.

     All are invited to attend a memorial service for Dorothy on Saturday, January 31st at 11 AM at the Jerusalem Reformed Church in Feura Bush.  Contributions can be made in memory of Dorothy to either the Jerusalem Reformed Church, Feura Bush, NY 12067 or the Onesquethaw Volunteer Ambulance 2178 Tarrytown Road, Clarksville, NY 12041.