Dorothy Prochnow

Dorothy Ella Prochnow

1930 - 2021

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Dorothy Ella Prochnow 2/8/30 – 10/7/21 The Prochnow family regrets to share the passing of Dorothy Ella Prochnow age 91 who was a long-time resident of Freehold Township, formerly from Waterford/Troy, NY, on Thursday October 7, 2021 at her home. The young family moved to Freehold from upstate New York in 1967 and have been active residents and community servants since. Dorothy retired as the Freehold Township High School Attendance Officer after serving 35 years and was known as Hawkeye for her dedication to excellence and number keeping long before computers. Dedicated to her children’s activities, she was their bookkeeper in business ventures, cheered at sporting events, drove the newspaper route, listened to concerts of all kinds, supported a family of volunteer firefighters and was a Boy Scout Den leader which led to her being honored with the Silver Fawn award from Battleground District, Boy Scouts of America. Dorothy was a member of St Peter’s Episcopal Church, Freehold where through the years she served on the Altar Guild, was a Choir mom, scheduler for nursery, and worked with the Women’s Club on bazaars and receptions. As a 45 plus year member of the Order of the Eastern Star Molly Pitcher Chapter No. 198, she served as secretary, Worthy Matron, and honored as Grand Representative of South Carolina. Above all she valued the time spent with family in every setting and her legacy of strength and strong character will live on as the family continues to grow with great grandchildren on the way. Predeceased by her loving husband Gordon R. Prochnow, Sr. (married in 1954); adored son Scott M. Prochnow; and daughter-in-law Edythe Weston, Diane’s partner; her parents, Harry A. and Morgiana Hatcher Bleibtrey of Waterford, NY; and siblings Marjorie Jane and Charles Bleibtrey. Surviving are son Gordon R. Prochnow, Jr. and wife Pat, grandsons Gordon R. Prochnow, III (Rusty) and his partner Paul (Zeke) Zeger, Andrew W. Prochnow and his wife Kristian; son Wayne H Prochnow and wife Janine, grandson Brian Prochnow and his wife Michelle, great granddaughters Aubrey and Brenna, granddaughter Brittany Giordano and her husband Rob, great grandson Robbie and one more on the way; daughter Susan Jane Story and her husband Larry, grandson Dwayne Story; and youngest daughter Diane L. Prochnow. Viewing and arrangements by Higgins Memorial Home, 20 Center Street, Freehold on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 5 to 8 PM. O.E.S. funeral service will be rendered on Thursday at 7PM. Burial Office and Eucharist will be held on Friday Oct. 15, at 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 33 Throckmorton Street, Freehold. The interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Freehold. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are being accepted for the Scott M. Prochnow Culinary Scholarship through Freehold Regional High School, and the Crossroads at St. Peter’s Building Campaign. Please note, masks are required at the funeral home during the visiting hours.
Thursday
14
October

Visitation

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Higgins Memorial Home
20 Center Street
Freehold, New Jersey, United States
(732) 462-0895
Friday
15
October

Burial Office and Holy Eucharist

10:00 am
Friday, October 15, 2021
St. Peter's Episcopal Chruch
33 Throckmorton Street
Freehold, New Jersey, United States
Friday
15
October

Interment

11:30 am
Friday, October 15, 2021
Maplewood Cemetery
169 West Main Street
Freehold, New Jersey, United States