Dorian M. Shreve passed peacefully on January 18, 2024 in Lansdale, PA. Born in 1929, she was the daughter of George and Anna Lloyd of Buffalo, NY. Dorian graduated from Lafayette High School in Buffalo in 1946 and attended Syracuse University where she met the love of her life, James R Shreve. Married for 68 years, they spent 17 years raising their family in the Syracuse area and eventually moved to Ithaca, NY for 35 years before retiring to Lansdale, PA to be closer to family.
Dorian treasured and avidly supported her husband’s coaching career, living and loving the excitement of the Syracuse football glory years. Dorian’s biggest passion was quilting! An avid quilter for years, she was the architect of a legacy of many beautiful family heirlooms. An avid gardener and active in many garden clubs, Dorian also enjoyed photography, playing the piano and organ, and was quite a cook. She became legendary for her extraordinary (secret recipe) coffeecake that has become a holiday tradition that all family continue to make and enjoy. She loved visiting Longwood Gardens and adored sharing time with her 6 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Dorian worked as secretary for her church and finished her career as administrative assistant at Cornell University’s Development Office. Dorian’s amazing smiles and her laughter illustrate her life’s story. Her life was led by amazing kindness and compassion and is a beacon that guides and inspires everyone she has touched.
Dorian is survived by her sons, James (Beverly), Mike (Janie), and late son’s partner Alex; 6 grandchildren: Justin, Kate, Suzanne, Vanessa, Natalie and Michael; and 11 great grandchildren: Vesper, Evan, Lansing, Easton, Silas, Leighton, Bailey, Everett, Presley, Cameron and Vivian. She was predeceased by her husband James, son Kirk and sister Hazel. Funeral services will be held at the Lansing United Methodist Church, Lansing, NY on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. To celebrate her love of flowers and gardening, flowers are welcome at the service. For those who wish to honor Dorian with a charitable contribution, please consider JDRF or the Alzheimer’s Association.