On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, Delores S. Torr, nee Sutters of Quakertown, formerly of Bedminster Township and beloved wife of the late Edward C. Torr, passed away peacefully with her children by her side. She was 93. Born March 20, 1929, to the late James M. Sutters and Amanda M. Sutters, nee Rankin in Philadelphia. Raised in Jenkintown, Delores graduated from Jenkintown High School. After she graduated started her career in retail working for Strawbridge & Clothier Department Store. Later she worked in the Bill of Lading department of Vicks an over-the-counter drug company in the Philadelphia region. She met Edward at the Willow Grove Roller Rink, and they married in 1949. They moved to Bucks County and restored an 1818 farmhouse, they named Bayberry Farm. Delores enjoyed sewing, knitting, painting, drawing and had a love for animals, even those her children brought home. While her son was in the Boy Scouts of America she volunteered as a den mother. She was a devotee of her family genealogy and was a member of the DeHAVEN Club and corresponded with many people across the United States and Europe in search of family information. She embraced technology to give her faster information on her family history. Delores also made hand-poured bayberry taper candles and gave them to family and friends far and wide. A love of history and reading brought her to open a bookstore in Quakertown called Paperbacks Unlimited. When Ed retired she assisted him in his new found creative business called The Tin Tinker where he made tin Christmas ornaments they sold at high-end craft markets. She is survived by son Craig S. Torr and fiancé Andrea Kreisher and grandchildren Emily Matuczinski (Markus), Michael Torr (Sarah), Chelsea Torr, (Mitch Berger), Phillip Torr, Jeremy Torr (fiancé Kristen Novak), Daughter Lorrie Clauss (Andrew Clauss). Grandchildren Adam Torr (companion Candice Feldman) Caryn Dotter (Keith), Bill Torr (Edie), Scott Torr, and five great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Her son Edward C. Torr, Jr. and grandchild Andrew Torr predeceased Delores. A visitation will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 from 6:30-8:00 P.M. in the C. R. Strunk Funeral Home, Inc. (www.crstrunk.com) 821 W. Broad St. Quakertown, PA 18951. Interment will be held at a later date in Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.
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