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Dorothy S. Fravel, homemaker, dies

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Dorothy S. Fravel, a homemaker who enjoyed attending the theater and concerts, died June 13 from complications of dementia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson.

The former longtime Ruxton resident was 87.

The daughter of a real estate agent and a homemaker, Dorothy Shaver was born in Harrisonburg, Va., and moved with her family to Baltimore in 1941.

She attended Girls Latin School and a secretarial school. She worked as a secretary for Niles, Barton & Wilmer, a Baltimore law firm, before her 1948 marriage to Dr. C. Richard Fravel, an internist.

Mrs. Fravel and her husband were longtime subscribers to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Center Stage and the old Baltimore Opera Company.

She and her husband were active members for many years of Towson Presbyterian Church, where they sang in the choir.

Dr. Fravel died in 2007.

Mrs. Fravel was a former member of Roland Park Presbyterian Church and was an active member and a former president of the Virginia Women of Maryland.

A gardener and accomplished flower arranger, Mrs. Fravel had been a member of the Little Garden Club. She also entered her daffodils in annual area springtime competitions.

Services were held Monday at her church, 400 W. Chesapeake Ave. in Towson.

Surviving are a son, Craig Fravel of San Diego; a daughter, Carey Henning of Phoenix, Baltimore County; and four granddaughters.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com

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