Dorothea L. Barlow

  • Born: March 17, 1934
  • Died: November 29, 2021
  • Location: Newtown, Pennsylvania

Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940

Tel. (215) 968-3891

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dorothea L. Barlow, 87, of Newtown, PA, died on November 29 2021 at Doylestown Hospital. Born in West Chester, PA., Dottie was a long-time resident of Newtown.
Dottie married her Pen Pal husband Donald after WWII and moved to Newtown. She is a long-time member of the Newtown United Methodist Church, serving in the Choir, the Bell Choir and the Children's Choir. Dottie studied music at Bucks Co. Community College and she enjoyed playing the piano. She was an avid reader and she enjoy crocheting. Dottie cared for her beloved cats and she loved everything Christmas and she is an avid baker, who always made an overabundance of Christmas cookies. She made sure that family, friends, and anybody that needed some Christmas cheer, or just to say Thank You, received a tray of cookies.
Dottie is the daughter of the late James and Beatrice Hibbert and the wife of the late Donald Barlow. She is the loving mother of James and his wife Cathy Barlow, Alma Thorpe, Stephen and his wife Laura and Carol and her husband Eric Vanderbergh. She is the proud grandmother of Christopher and Sara, John and Michael, Jessica, Matthew and Justin and Olivia and Ian. She is the loving great grandmother of 6. She is also survived by her cousin Howard Reeves.
Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service on Monday, December 6 at 1 PM at the Newtown United Methodist Church, 35 Liberty St. Newtown, PA 18940. Interment was private in Newtown Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the above church Memorial Fund.

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