Dorothy E. Clarhaut (Boclair)

Date of Death: 
December 19th, 2020

Dorothy E. Clarhaut passed away on December 19th, 2020. She was born Dorothy E. Boclair in the Olney section of Philadelphia, where after World War II, she met and married the love of her life, Al. They went on to have five daughters, Eileen(Bill) Lynam, Suzanne(Jim) Budrow, Nancy(Chris) Saady, Dorothy(Keith) Dougherty and Theresa(Paul) McGrogan, 10 amazing grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. A champion of her family, ever devoted to them in every way. In addition to her mission of family, she worked for many years in the anesthesia department of Holy Redeemer Hospital, after which, retiring, moving to Florida, and again working at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Port Charlotte. She later came home to the Philadelphia area, worked, and volunteered until she was in her late eighties. Always loving to be busy and having purpose, she enjoyed baking, reading, shopping, teaching knitting to children at St. Hilary of Poitiers school and spending time with as many family members and friends as she could. She was a very strong willed person, in a quiet way. To many, she was known for her wonderful baking of many, many different kinds of Christmas cookies, which we will all be missing this year, but not as much as we will all miss her kind, loving, sweet smile, always willing to ask someone else how they were doing, even when she wasn't okay herself. Whomever met Dorothy referred to her as a "lovely person" and to those who knew her, she will forever be that, a lovely person. Due to current Covid restrictions, there will be no services at this time, however, a donation can be made in her name to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at

Memories and Condolences

She was truly a lovely person. Thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Nancy & Chris, My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. Over the years of our friendship you have shared so many fun stories about your mom and family members. Please keep those fond memories of her in all of your conversations as that is the absolute best way to celebrate her life. Love Y’all.

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