Peppin, Dorothy TROY Dorothy Peppin, 96, went to be with the Lord on October 10, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. "Dottie" was born in her beloved Troy, where she resided her entire life on September 17, 1920. She shared this love by the telling of long forgotten stories, history, and lore of the "Collar City" with her children, grandchildren, and anyone else who would listen. Dottie committed her life to two things, her Christian faith and the proper rearing of her children. She reared her ten children alone with only God as her strength and help. She was determined that all of her children, "always be in Sunday School." Dottie had a third love, and that was the New York Yankees. She had posters, plaques, jackets and caps to show her love for the pinstripes from Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig to Mickey Mantle and Derek Jeter. She never missed a game. When her children were grown, she enjoyed her employment until she retired from the New York State Tax and Finance Department. Dottie always loved reading, her Bible first, but after that she loved history, ancient and modern. She loved mysteries, historical novels, and biographies from Eisenhower and Patton to Jackie Onassis. Not only did Dottie read, she also wrote. She wrote poetry, cookbooks, and an informal history of the Troy of her youth. Several of these books were published. Dottie was always interested in political and cultural events. Though she aged chronologically, she never aged in her spirit and thinking, even to enjoying Googling information, ordering on Amazon and having a Facebook page. Dottie also loved baking and presented family and friends with delicious Christmas cookies for decades. The aroma of her chocolate chip cookies kept her family content the rest of the year. She also crocheted afghans for all of her family and friends and donated countless hats, blankets, and booties to charity. Dottie would be pleased that she passed on to her children her sense of humor, love of life and her faith. Dottie was a communicant member of Brunswick Presbyterian Church. Dottie was predeceased by her sons, George and Mark Peppin. She is survived by Gary Peppin, Christian Peppin (Debbie), Nia Bailey, Tod Peppin (Suzanne), Nancy Havenbrook, Robin Peppin, Kim Peppin (Leslie), and Wendy Richards (John). Dottie is also survived by twenty-nine grandchildren, fifty-one great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff at Eddy Village Green of Cohoes. Memorial service to be held at Loudonville Community Church, Loudonville, at 1 p.m., Saturday, October 15. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission in Albany.
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