Dorothy C. Toler, a retired office manager and former Catonsville resident, died of congestive heart failure May 7 at St. Agnes Hospital. She was 86.
Dorothy Cratch was born and raised in Washington, N.C., where she graduated from high school.
After her 1942 marriage to Dumay Toler, the couple settled in Baltimore, where her husband attended the Maryland Institute College of Art.
During the 1940s, she was a buyer for Hochschild Kohn department store. She left in 1949 to raise her family.
When her children were older, Mrs. Toler went to work as office manager for Accent Displays, a business that had been co-founded by her husband.
After retiring in 1983, the couple moved to a condominium in Bethany Beach, Del., where they lived until moving to the Charlestown retirement community in 1993.
Mr. Toler died in 2004.
Mrs. Toler enjoyed playing bridge, bingo and Scrabble.
Mrs. Toler left her body to the Maryland Anatomy Board, and at her request, there will be no services.
Surviving are a son, Laurence Toler of Martha's Vineyard, Mass.; a daughter, Cynthia Nelson of Delmar; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Another daughter, Judith Blumberg, died in 2003.