Sister Dorothy Epple, 86, a retired teacher, died Tuesday, June 24, of cardiopulmonary collapse at Assisi House in Aston Township, Delaware County.
She had been a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 66 years. Born in Baltimore, she was a graduate of Mount de Sales Academy.
Sister Dorothy earned a bachelor of science degree in secondary education and a master's degree in biology, both from Villanova University. Her teaching posts were in parochial elementary and secondary schools.
Sister Dorothy served in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for 10 years. In the early 1970s, she was formation director for the Sisters of St. Francis, living and working at Our Lady of Angels Convent in Aston. During that period, she taught at Lansdale Catholic High School.