Dorothy (Orndorff) Joy

July 7, 1935 ~ August 13, 2022 (age 87)


Dorothy (Orndorff) Joy, 87, lifelong resident of Emmitsburg, MD, died peacefully August 13, 2022, surrounded by her family.
Born to the late Maurice and Irene Orndorff on July 7, 1935, Dorothy grew up in Emmitsburg, MD and attended St. Joseph's High School. She married the love of her life, Francis "Jerry" Joy, April 23, 1955. They were blessed with six children, 12 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren.
Known to many as "Dot", she spent many years working at Mount St. Mary's Library. She was a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church.
Dot's pride and joy were her family and friends. She loved creating memories with them, especially during annual vacations to Ocean City. Dot was a great cook making the best potato salad and meatballs. Dot also enjoyed gardening.
Loved ones that will miss Dot are her children, Perry and Suzanne Joy of Westminster, Barry and Jean Joy of Emmitsburg, Lori Joy of Emmitsburg, Patrick and Tara Joy of Frederick, and Tamara Joy of Bel Air; a son-in-law Bill Runkles of Thurmont; a brother, Clarence Orndorff of Emmitsburg; 12 grandchildren, David (Karen), Christopher (Jamie), and Elise Manning; Leanne Toms (Mark); Wesley, Hayley, Matthew, Alex (Kayla) and Katie Joy; Lauryn Blair (Patrick); Danielle Hudson (DJ); and Alexandra Joy Schenning; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Dot was predeceased by her husband, Jerry Joy and daughter, Denise Runkles. As well as by her 7 siblings, Pauline Orendorff; Ethel Long; Margaret Williamson; Karl, Louis, Sterling, and Francis Orndorff.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Thursday, August 18th at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 44 DePaul St., Emmitsburg, Md., with the Rev. William Allegretto, C.M. as celebrant. Interment will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Frederick County, 516 Trail Ave., P.O. Box 1799, Frederick, MD 21702.
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Funeral Mass
August 18, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
47 DePaul St.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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