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Mary Louise "Dobie" Challinor-Zembower

May 31, 1934 August 25, 2018
Mary  Louise "Dobie" Challinor-Zembower
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Obituary for Mary Louise "Dobie" Challinor-Zembower

Cumberland, MD – Mary Louise “Dobie” Challinor-Zembower, 84, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Saturday, August 25, 2018, at her home. 

Born May 31, 1934, in Pittsburgh, PA, Mrs. Challinor-Zembower was the daughter of the late Joseph Francis Challinor and Marie Bernadette (Wampler) Challinor. She was also preceded in death by her husband: Elvin Jake Zembower; a daughter: Pamela Zembower; two sons: Joe and Greg Zembower; and was the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

A graduate of Girl’s Central High School, Dobie retired from Memorial Hospital with 32 years of service as an EEG Technician. She was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish and regularly attended Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church.  Dobie volunteered with Meals on Wheels for 20 years.  She loved reading, her horses, and traveling all over the world.  Dobie was a feminist, strong, and independent voter. 

Dobie is survived by her sons: Christopher Zembower and wife, Brenda; and Matthew Zembower and significant other, Rhonda. She also leaves behind her grandchildren: Jessica Wolfe and husband, Ken; Christopher Golliday and wife, Crystal; Bradley Zembower and wife, Carla; Lindsay Stahl and husband, Will; Lauren Zembower; Shawn Zembower and wife, Ashley; Stanley Cosner and wife, Heather; Brianne Berg and husband, Brett; Jacob Zembower; Cassidy Cosner; and Liliana Zembower; as well as numerous great grandchildren.  Mary Louise loved her daughters-in-law for life: Bonnie, Deborah, Inga, Beth, and Karen.

A memorial service will be conducted at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Monday, September 3, 2018, at 5:00 P.M., with Deacon Dave Conley officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Jamie Lesnock and Dawn Wolford as well as the WMHS Home Hospice Nurses for all their great care and concern. And a special thank you to her sitters: Charla, Patti, and Tara.  Immense gratitude to her neighbors and friends: Linda, Nancy and Jean.


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Visitation

Monday

3

Sep

4:00 PM 9/3/2018 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/3/2018 5:00:00 PM
Adams Family Funeral Home

404 Decatur Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Adams Family Funeral Home
404 Decatur Street Cumberland 21502 MD
United States

Memorial Service

Monday

3

Sep

5:00 PM 9/3/2018 5:00:00 PM
Adams Family Funeral Home

404 Decatur Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

Adams Family Funeral Home
404 Decatur Street Cumberland 21502 MD
United States
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