Dorothy Jean Clark, 92, Clymer, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, while a patient at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
The daughter of Elmer Leroy and Rebecca (Shafer) Lettie, she was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Porter.
Dorothy was employed by Campus Sportswear, Indian Haven and Season All Industries.
Dorothy had been a member of the Salvation Army for 63 years and loved her church family. She was initially taken in as a solider for the Salvation Army March 29, 1952, by General Albert Orsborn. Dorothy was a Corps sergeant major for the past 26 years. She also served as a Sunday school teacher, band member, DVBS teacher and as a Corps council member.
Dorothy loved playing the piano, spending time with her dog, Princess, and traveling to see the elk in Benezette. She was a kind, humble person who always had a kind word. She would always take the time to comfort anyone in need. Dorothy lived by what her dad had once told her — “No one is all bad” — and she thus looked for the good in everyone.
Surviving are her children: Kareen (Robert) Petrilla, of North Washington; George Clark Jr., of Jacksonville; Nancy Patterson, of Blairsville; and James Clark, of Clymer; grandchildren Ashley and Lawrence Patterson III, Michael and Robert Petrilla, and George III, Joseph, John, James and Zeb Clark; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; her husband of 67 years, George Harrison Clark Sr.; a grandson, Donald Petrilla; brothers Leo “Bud” and Darrell Lettie; and sisters Elanor “Jane,” Arlene, Doris and Mona.
Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the John A. Lefdahl Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Lefdahl Chapel with Captain Geoffrey Swires officiating.
Interment will follow in Ruffner’s Cemetery, Tanoma.//?#You can find the complete original obituary on this website.