In Loving Memory of Deborah Doreen Henstell
Deborah Doreen HenstellForest City, PA January 25, 1910 ~ February 13, 2018 Date of Service: February 16, 2018
Born in Daysland, Alberta, Canada, and raised in Daysland, Calgary, and Three Hills, Alberta, Deborah Doreen Henstell (Lipkind), 108, passed away in her home in Forest City, Pa.
She chose early on to live an active and social life. Her early career choices, first training as a teacher, then working in the Canadian Unemployment Insurance office in Calgary reflect her lifelong love of people. In Calgary, she was an active community member and was remembered by friends years after she left.
Upon marrying Dr. Phillip Henstell in 1952, Doreen moved to Forest City and embraced living there. As she used to say, "I'm a true small-town girl and this is where I belong." She helped in the doctor's office and enthusiastically engaged in local community activities, even after her husband's death in 1984. Doreen loved painting and participated in the local art club even in her 105th year.
Doreen had a real zest for life and loved and was much loved in return. Her family always looked forward to hearing her stories, getting her advice and of course, sharing sweets. She was particularly famous for baking cinnamon rolls and inviting friends and family to join her at her kitchen table for a visit.
Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Dr. Phillip Henstell; and her stepdaughter, Diana Henstell (Walter Silber); her parents, Clara and Joseph Lipkind; sisters, Blanche Bercovich and Minnie Bercov; brother, Sol Lipkind and their spouses; brother, Dr. Maxwell Lipkind; and nephew, Donald Lipkind.
She is survived by her younger sister, Marian Corday; her grandchildren, Abby and Josh; her great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Heartfelt thanks for the loving and attentive care by Doreen's numerous caregivers, especially Gladys and Cheryl, over the past many years. Deep gratitude also goes to Donald Teague for being there for Doreen in so many different ways, including the role of adopted brother!
The funeral will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Moshe Saks. Interment in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received from 10 until the time of services. Donations in memory of Doreen may be made to the charity of your choice.