OBITUARY

Dorothy Louise Irwin

November 9, 1937May 3, 2021
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Dorothy Louise Irwin, age 83, of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021. She was born November 9, 1937, in Highland Park, Michigan, to Milma H. and Edward C. Scammell.

Dorothy was a valued friend and member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hamburg, TOPPs of Dexter, and the Dexter Senior Center. After some 25 years of service working in patient accounts, Dorothy retired from St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of Ann Arbor. Dorothy also worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Kominars in Wayne and was also a valued staff member at Annapolis Hospital in Westland.

Dorothy grew up in Detroit attending Cass Tech High during the 60’s Motown era, was passionate about music, and was an accomplished flutist and pianist. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. She cherished her children and grandchildren; her family was of utmost importance to her.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Jack L.; children, Jack A. (Patricia) Irwin, and Jeannine (John) Cate; sister, Beverly A. Scammell; grandchildren, Julia C. (Brian D.) Schneider, Adam I. (Sarah) Cate, Olivia R. (Christopher) Raby, and Samuel E. Irwin; Great Grandchildren, Owen W. and Milo A. Cate and Step Great-Grandchildren, Emma, and Ethan Schneider.

Dorothy’s parents, Edward G. and Milma H. Scammell; and her brothers, baby boy Scammell and Edward W. Scammell preceded her in death.

A visitation for Dorothy will be held Friday, May 7, 2021, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 South 4th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI. A second and final visitation will be Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, at which time the funeral service will begin at 1:00.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Dorothy's memory may be offered to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7701 E M-36, Whitmore Lake, Michigan US, https://stpaulhamburg.com/give/.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.muehligannarbor.com for the Irwin family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 8, 2021

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Joyce Scammell

May 6, 2021

I have precious vivid memories of the shared trips Dot and I travelled together in the Eastern parts of Canada and later southern states. Also it was a JOY to travel with dad and mother to Detroit each year and then they would travel in return to Port Elgn, Ontario on the shores of Lake Huron.
Dot was a good friend as well as a terrific cousin. Our loss, but Heaven's gain. Thank you Jesus for the HOPE we have to one day see our loved ones again. What a great reunion that will be!!!!!

Neil Irwin

May 5, 2021

Aunt Dorothy, my first babysitter I am told- Always so sweet and caring, beautiful smile and laugh- sent Christmas cards every year somehow finding me wherever I was- she seemed to be the center of caring and knowing about our family’s history- I will never forget her- Neil

Marilynn Cottrell

May 5, 2021

I am so sorry to hear the passing of a very beautiful, carrying lady who had a beautiful personality and was a great sister in law.
I will miss you Dot, but I will never forget you.
Marilynn

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