Velma J. Dewar

February 21, 1932October 12, 2020

Velma Jean Dewar, 88, of Economy, died peacefully at home on Monday, October 12, 2020. Born on February 21, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Barto and Hilda Hemmerle Barto. In addition to being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, she was a graduate of Ambridge High School, worked for many years at JC Penney in Northern Lights, and she loved to play cards, take long rides, and read. She was also a faithful member of her childhood church, St. Matthews Lutheran Church until its closing, followed by Rehoboth Evangelical Lutheran Church in Economy.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Jim (Marge) Barto, Jack (Mimi) Barto and Ed (Pam) Barto, and three sisters, Wilma (Tony) Vodenichar, Norma (Gerald) Robinson and Erma Barto.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 69 years, Glen Blair Dewar; her six children: Beverly Dewar, John (Diane) Dewar, Kathy Dewar, Karen (Courtney) Wilson, Lori (Tim) Guthrie, and Bob (Marie) Dewar, her eight grandchildren: Ginny (Adam) Jones, Chris (Christy) Dewar, Becky (Jeremy) Scharl, Andy Dewar, Blaire (Ryan) Lasko, Nick Dewar, Ben Dewar, and Elizabeth Dewar; and her eight great-grandchildren; Jocelyn and Delaney Jones, Anna, Audra, and Ayla Dewar, Hattie and Crosby Scharl, and Rory Lasko.

Visitation will be on Thursday, from 9:30-11 at Rehoboth Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2800 Conway Wallrose Rd, Baden, PA 15005, followed by a funeral service at 11. Private interment will be at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to your local food bank. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 15, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, October 15, 2020


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Roger Kowal

October 15, 2020

Many years as neighbor sorry to read about her passing. My thoughts go out to the family .

James Lester

October 15, 2020

Visiting Florida a very long time ago.
Heartfelt condolences to the family.

Shirley Shoup

October 14, 2020

Norman and I want to extend our sincerest sympathies to Glenn and the whole Dewar and Barto families.

We have permanently moved to Florida.

We did so many things that you were involved in and what a joy it was to be around you.

Shirley and Norman Shoup


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