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Dorothy E Swink
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Obituary for Dorothy E Swink

On Monday, May 21, 2018, Dorothy passed away. She is predeceased by
her husband Robert and sisters Gladys and Gwendolyn.

She is survived by her sister Thelma Caulson; sons David (Kathleen)
and John (Sharon); daughter Carol; six grandchildren: Elizabeth,
Christian, Robert, Daniel, Colin and Peter and four
great-grandchildren: Noah, Morgan, Conor and Liam.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 25, 12:00pm, at Money and
King Funeral Home; 171 Maple Ave W; Vienna, VA. Following the funeral,
Dorothy will be buried next to her husband in National Memorial Park;
7482 Lee Hwy; Falls Church, VA.

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Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

- found in Old Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore, dated 1692
- also credited to Max Ehrmann, 1927


Previous Events

Service

Friday

25

May

12:00 PM
Money & King Funeral Home

171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180

Cemetery Details

Location

National Memorial Park

7482 Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042

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