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A Wetzel and Son Obituary for:
Pauline Doll
March 15, 1935 - October 8, 2021

Public Events and Locations

Visitation - Friday, October 15, 2021, 9:30 to 11:00 AM at St. James Church, Elkins Park
Funeral Mass - Friday, October 15, 2021, 11:00 AM at St. James Church, Elkins Park
Graveside Service - Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:30 PM at Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge


Funeral Home - Wetzel and Son Funeral Home - 419 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-663-8550 - Map
Clergy - St. James Church - 8320 Brookside Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 - 215-635-6210 - Map
Cemetery - Lawnview Cemetery - 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046 - 215-379-1600 - Map
Family Florist - Riehs Flowers - 1020 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123 - 215-627-3571 - Map
Donation - American Cancer Society - 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 - 1-800-227-2345 - Map

Pauline Doll of Rockledge, Pennsylvania died Friday, October 8, 2021.  She was 86 years old. Pauline was born March 15, 1935 in Ali Anife, Romania, daughter and fifth child of the late Johann Eppinger and the late Kunigunde Eppinger (nee - Zerr). She was the beloved wife of 58 years to the late Max Henry Doll; mother of Maria Shaw and her husband Edward, Anneliese McMenamin and her husband Timothy, and Karl Doll and his wife Colleen (nee: Clauss); grandmother of Amanda Vishio-McAviney and her husband Bill, Christina Weaver and her husband Samuel III, Elizabeth Lampione and her husband Gene III, Caroline Shaw, Lauren McMenamin, Julianna Shaw, Natalie Doll, and Max T. Doll; great grandmother of Jocelyn Weaver, Samuel Weaver IV, Gene Lampione IV, and Owen W. McAviney. She is survived by her siblings Anton Eppinger, Ottilia “Tillie”Mihajlowitsch (Karl), her sister-in- law and Cathy Eppinger and her large extended family. She was preceded in death by her brothers Nicholas, Robert, and Clement Eppinger.

In 1952, at the age of sixteen, with the help of Catholic Charities Pauline immigrated from Romania to the United States and settled in Philadelphia where she would meet the love her life, Max. Max and Pauline were married on October 29, 1955 at Sacred Heart Parish in Philadelphia and made their family home of 50 years on Forrest Ave, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. They were longtime members of St James Church and the Tirolier Beneficial Society. In retirement, Pauline along with her husband traveled to Florida, California, and the US Virgin Islands, along with many regular summer trips to Sea Isle City, NJ. She enjoyed watching the news and staying informed of current events, politics, and science. It is often said that if Pauline had been born in a different time, she would have been a great lawyer as she was a natural debater. Pauline’s greatest legacy in her life was being of service to her family as wife, mother, and Oma to her eight grandchildren.

Relatives and friends were invited to her visitation on Friday, October 15, 2021 from 9:30 A.M. and Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Church, 8320 Brookside Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.  Her graveside service followed at Lawnview Cemetery, 500 Huntingdon Pike, Rockledge, PA 19046.

Religious services were conducted by Rev. Efren V. Esmilla from St. James Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

Family flowers arranged by Riehs Flowers 215-627-3571.

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