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Doris Fay Hambro

December 10, 1932 — February 10, 2024

Warminster, Pennsylvania

Doris Fay Hambro

Doris Fay Hambro (nee Kempner), age 91, passed away on February 10, 2024, at 4:09 PM ET. 

Beloved wife of the late Jay Stuart for 69 years, their love for each other was beyond extraordinary. While Jay was in the U.S. Army for two years and after getting engaged, they wrote love letters to each other, sometimes twice per day, by Air Mail, with many of them containing beautiful poetry written by them both to each other, oftentimes referring to "forever" and "heaven." Years later, they would read those carefully preserved and ordered letters on the anniversary of each day, 40, 50 years later, re-living the feelings they had tickled by even stronger feelings for each other, along with the family events of the day. Jay's father Maurice so approved of her that while they awaited Jay's return from Fort Richardson, he took her to lunch once per week, as she worked for a pen company right next door to the theater at which he was a motion picture operator in the heart of midtown Manhattan.

Doris loved to write poetry from her grade school days through last Hanukkah, in which she reaffirmed her steadfast love for her "Prince Charming, and again referenced her eternal love with him in Heaven. She loved to read and was an amateur painter, but as painstakingly talented as a professional artist, expert at brush and knife oil painting as well as watercolors, enjoying still life painting, particularly flower arrangements, and nature with amazing detail.

She enjoyed being a mom and devoted wife first and foremost and loved her two sons greatly. Family was her joy. She called her grandchildren each a blessing and gift – a treasure to behold. She cherished her friends, some of her “Wednesday” girls. Others, lifelong friends over 75 years. They collected so many photographs of their children and their friends throughout their entire lives and would show pictures of her sons Glen and Roger when they were one or two years old sitting right next to her in hand's reach on the kitchen table, along with the simpler love notes that Jay wrote to her,  like "I have often wondered  -  what I could have done  - that was so good  -  that God rewarded me with you!" She adored animal companions and loved them like children.

Pre-deceased by her parents, Joshua and Jeanette, her equally loving step-mother Henrietta, and her sister, Beverly, Doris is survived by her son Roger and wife Karen, son Glen, grandchildren David, Lisa, Mollie, and Glenna, and great-grandchildren Brayden and Marissa.

Relatives and friends are invited to a funeral service on Thursday, February 22 at 11:30 AM at Goldstein's Rosenberg’s Raphael-Sacks Suburban North, 310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966 (You may arrive before the service to pay personal respects to family). Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Goldsteins Rosenberg's Funeral Directors Suburban North

310 2nd Street Pike, Southampton, PA 18966

Interment Washington Crossing National Cemetery.

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