Dorothy L. Hackemer

February 28, 1930 - April 30, 2020

Warsaw, Age 90 died April 30, 2020 in the Landing at Laurel Lake, Massachusetts with her daughter at her side.

Dorothy was born in Valparaiso, Indiana on March 28, 1930. The daughter of the late Walter and Frances Buckrath Jordan. She graduated from Blasdell High School in 1948. She went to work for a photography studio and later started her own small photography studio. She married her husband Jack Hackemer in 1953 then moved to Warsaw where she raised her family and worked as a seamstress. She also helped out as a substitute teacher in home economics and anywhere else she was needed. The family moved to Canisteo, NY in 1979 and she started working as a seamstress in a bridal shop, which she really enjoyed.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Jack, a sister Frances Jordan, brothers Joe and Ed Jordan. She is survived by her 5 children; daughter, Beth (George) Del Vecchio of Lenox, MA; 4 sons, Jay (Mary Anne) of Warsaw; Glenn (Betsy) of Denver, CO; Jeff Hackemer of Warsaw; Dean (Kara) of Fairfax, VA; brother Charlie (Beth) of Hamburg, NY. 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Dorothy’s service will be private and burial will be in St. Michaels Cemetery, Warsaw.

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Jun 11.20 from Carol (Crawford) Gburek:

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.  Our sincere sympathy for your family.

May 21.20 from Kathy Vitagliano Johnson:

I am sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.  She was wonderful woman.  She and Jack were best friends of my parents.  Many evenings they passed the time together.  Dorothy and Jack visited Jim and I in VA.  Kathy and Jim

May 10.20 from Diane Santora:

We are very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s (Mama’s) passing. We have such wonderful memories of our times together. Both Mom and Dad were such a very important part of our younger lives in Warsaw.
They are missed but always remembered. Bill and Diane Santora

May 10.20 from Ursula M Fuest:

Bill and I were sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family.

May 10.20 from anita cole:

so sorry for your loss.

May 9.20 from Linda Hollister:

So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lovely lady that I took care of at the Cloisters. She and I had fun at times but she was tough and always talked to me about the family. My condolences to the family.

May 9.20 from Thomas A Breslin:

Our families always interacted in very pleasant ways and I am sure all Jack and Dotties friends will miss the friendly meetings.  Our prayers are with the family.

May 8.20 from Nate Coogan:

So sorry to hear of your loss.  Our sincerest condolences.

May 7.20 from Judy Hurlburt Dodge :

Hackemer Family,
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. Both your parents were very special people and I will always remember them fondly. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

May 7.20 from Mary Jane brooks:

So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing but I’m sure your dad is thrilled they are together again. RIP
They were such a fun couple and raised a great family

May 7.20 from Peter Adrian:

Jay, Glenn, Beth and Jeff:
Please accept my condolences in the passing of your Mother.
She is heaven now with good ol’ “Jack Hack”
Hope everyone is well
Take good care Peter Adrian

May 7.20 from Timothy Wilcox:

Prayers for the entire family, so sorry to hear this.

May 7.20 from Karen R. Stothers:

Jay, I am so sorry for your family,s loss. Dorothy was a wonderful substitute teacher.(she was mine for art class) She laughed and said she didn,t know anything about art. I told her that made two of us. Later we were reunited at Cloisters. She was still wonderful and such a sweet lady. Always so proud of her family and that she didn,t know why she deserved all of them.

May 6.20 from Cynthia Showman:

So sorry to the Hackemer family! My sincere condolences to all.
I only saw Dorothy a few times, but remember what a funny woman she was. She will be sorely missed.

May 6.20 from Linda Carmody:

My sympathy to the Hackemer family!  Your parents were special people, who I remember fondly.

May 6.20 from george Del Vecchio:

RIP Dorothy. Glad you’re finally reunited with Jack. I’ll miss our boat rides at the lake!

May 6.20 from Matt & Sherry Rajk:

Jay and family
Thoughts and prayers for all of you

May 5.20 from Jan Spates:

My sincere sympathy to the entire family. She was always a sweet and gracious woman:

May 5.20 from Tammy Kent :

My sweet Dorthy, I enjoyed every moment with you. Your smile always made my day 💖
Condolences to the family

May 5.20 from Gail and Dennis Prinsen:

This is such a challenging time in our world to pay respect to the families dealing with the loss of a loved one. We pray that you are able to smile as you remember the life of your mom and grandmother.

May 5.20 from Suzanne DelVecchio Glenn:

I recall only lovely encounters with Dorothy.  Love and prayers to your family while you grieve this loss.

May 5.20 from Jeanne Kerwin :

Jay and Family I am so sorry to hear about your mom.You all were really great neighbors.Hugs to the entire Family.

May 5.20 from Frank Burket:

Maggie and I wish her to Rest In Peace. By your words she was a wonderful lady.

May 5.20 from Brian and Cheryl Petre:

Hackemer Family- we are so very sorry for the loss of such a beautiful lady…..Your mom was as a good friend for years.