Stephanie” Steph” Lynn Doolittle passed away peacefully in her sleep Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at the age of 58.
Steph was born Oct. 29, 1964 in Lancaster, Pa. She spent much of her childhood years moving from state to state with her family. Living in more than 10 states, her happiest times were in Connecticut, Colorado and Tennessee, before returning to Delhi in 1980. Steph finished her high school years at Delaware Academy and then she attended Sullivan County Community College. As an adult she lived in Binghamton, Walton, Delhi and most recently, Oneonta.
Steph was predeceased by her parents Russell and Anne Doolittle of Delhi, her aunt and uncle Warren and Ruth Doolittle of Sidney, and her grandparents Harold and Marion Doolittle of Sidney and Ruth and Charles Farmlett of Delhi.
Her love of people led her to work at such places as the Delaware County Infirmary, the Creekside Social Club, Alice’s Attic and Cross Roads Cafe where she held a variety of positions over the years. Later in life, she became her mother’s caregiver after the passing of her father.
Steph loved animals of all types and was happy to be able to spend time volunteering at the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society. She enjoyed taking care of her pets, shopping and cooking for her family and friends. She was always willing to help wherever and whenever she could. She loved family holidays and gatherings. Stephanie had an infectious smile and loved making others happy. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her sisters Pamela J. Guy (M.E.G.) and Ruthanne Bishop (Robert); her nieces and nephews Ryan C. McGraw (Erin), Reed N. Guy, Amy Warner (Will), Lindsay Bishop and Molly Bishop; five grandnieces and grandnephews, Lachlan and Kiera McGraw and Lucy, Lynn and Lydia Warner; cousins David (Kim) Doolittle and Daniel (Jean) Doolittle; second cousin Paul Boccalino (Rene), as well as several other cousins and many friends.
As per her request there will be no calling hours or services. Since we knew Stephanie never wanted anyone to drive in the winter, there will be a Celebration of Life this summer in Delhi.
In finding she had written these words in the front of her address book: “Kind, Caring, Loving, Civilized, Sane, Lovable, and Responsible,” I truly believe Stephanie tried to live by these words and I hope we can all take the time to be all of these things.
The family thanks you for your kind thoughts and prayers.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to The Heart of Catskills Humane Society, PO Box 88, Delhi NY 13753 or to The Lords Table (St. James Feeding Program Food Bank), 18 Elm St. Oneonta NY 13820
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