Dorothy B. Bierman

  • Born: January 26, 1927
  • Died: October 4, 2019
  • Location: Norwood, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family


Dorothy B. Bierman, (nee Shanahan), 92 years of age, of Norwood, PA, passed comfortably at home surrounded by loved ones on October 4th. Dorothy, one of fifteen children, was born in Glenolden, PA, and was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She made it her lifetime purpose to sacrifice the finer things in life for a higher calling, to provide a warm and loving home for her husband and children. She also dedicated much of her time to care for her many grandchildren, which was the pinnacle of her happiness. Dorothy was a proud member and supporter of Saint Gabriel's Church, of Norwood, PA, since 1959.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of seventy years, Ralph H. Bierman, her sons, Joseph and Ralph Bierman, and her son-in-law, Andrew Whisnant. She is survived by her sister, Sister Catherine Shanahan SNDdeN, her children, James (Jamie), of Voorhees, NJ, William (Helene), of Norwood, PA, Joseph (Sally), of Pitman, NJ, Thomas (Dawn), of Norwood, PA, Patricia Whisnant (Andrew), of Middletown, DE, and Karen Fagan (Douglas), of Norwood, PA, along with her 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visitation services on Saturday, October 12th at 9:30am, followed by a funeral mass at 11:00am, at Saint Gabriel's Roman Catholic Parish, 233 Mohawk Ave, Norwood, PA. Int. Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider a donation to Alzheimer's Foundation of America in memory of Dorothy Bierman.