Dorothy A. Edinger, who worked in the register of wills office in Towson for nearly 30 years, died Saturday of cancer at Lancashire Hall in Lancaster, Pa. The former Essex resident was 81.
Dorothy Fearer was born in Jim Thorpe, Pa., where she was educated in local schools. In 1946, she married William Edinger and moved to Essex. Mr. Edinger, an engineer, worked for nearly three decades at the Glenn L. Martin aircraft plant in Middle River. He died in 1990.
Mrs. Edinger handled administrative duties in the register of wills office from 1960 to 1990, said her daughter, Betty J. Dencler of Landisville, Pa.
Mrs. Edinger was a charter member of the Protestant Community United Church of Christ in Baltimore, where she served as a church council member and Sunday school teacher.
She also was a leader for more than 40 years of Girl Scout Troop 13 in the Baltimore area, her daughter said.
In 1990, she moved to Allentown, Pa., to live with her daughter's family and later resided in Lancaster.
Among her hobbies were reading and gardening.
Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in Lehighton Cemetery in Lehighton, Pa.
In addition to her daughter, survivors include two sisters, Marian Hoffner of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Betty Meckes of Richmond, Va.; and a grandson and a granddaughter.