Carol A. Dornish

Carol A. Dornish, 75, of 72 Erie Avenue, St. Marys and formerly of Poplar Road, passed away Monday morning, November 5, 2012, after a brief illness.

She was born October 16, 1937 in St. Marys, daughter of the late George C. and Avis L. Peckham Goodreau.  She was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys Schools.  She was a former employee of Stackpole, with 24 years of service and had also worked at Flannigan’s, the Elk Casino and the Elks Club.

On February 7, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, she married Charles T. Dornish, who preceded her in death in 1989.

She is survived by five daughters, Karen (Bob) Rogan of St. Marys, Tammy (Randy) Houttekier of Johnsonburg, Paula (Kenneth) Meyer of St. Marys, Melissa Dornish and her fiancée Tony Rossman of St. Marys and Rebecca (Jason) Gabler of St. Marys; three sons, Michael (Kary) Dornish of Nebraska, Joseph (Teresa) Dornish of South Carolina and James (Mary Pat) Dornish of St. Marys.  Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, Timothy Gerber, Angela Shaffer, Jamie Mawn, James Jordan, Willis Jordan, Lisa Jordan, Crystana Stevens, Charles Thomas Dornish, Luke Dornish, Amber Kestler, Odyssey Merritt, Brittany Dornish, Tiffany Dornish, Joshua Dornish, Kyndra Szymanski, Anthony Dornish, Keshia Dornish, Brendan Dornish, Brooke Gabler and Jaydon Gabler; 16 great grandchildren; two sisters, Joyce Hanes of St. Marys and Geraldine “Bear” Witherson of St. Marys; one brother, Steven G. (JoAnn) Goodreau; a sister-in-law, Nancy Goodreau of St. Marys; a brother-in-law, William Brunner of Ridgway; and her special friend, Raymond Breckenridge of St. Marys.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Charles T. Dornish, who died at birth; two sisters, Lois Brunner and Rita Blackburn; and one brother, John C. Goodreau.

Carol was a member of the United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards, bowling, traveling and spending time with her family.   She was able to travel with her friend, Ray, to all 50 states.

Funeral services will be held at the United Methodist Church on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 12:00 PM with the Rev. Chris Kindle, Pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in the Earleyville Cemetery in Kersey.

Visitation is at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 403, St. Marys, PA  15857 or to the Community Nurses, Inc.,  Hospice, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA  15857.

Paul and Jodi Fleming November 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

Your mom was always so happy and cheerful and always went out of her way to say hi. I will truly miss her.

Jennifer and Roger Wonderly November 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

Becky and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless.

Tweety (Regis) and Chris Schatz November 6, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Sorry to hear about your mom. We had some great times when we were going to Flanningan’s. She will be truly missed. God be with you all.

Susan Strandberg November 7, 2012 at 5:49 am

Dear Karen, Paula, and all of Carol’s family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Indeed, she and her smile and pleasant personality will be sorely missed. God bless all of you and may He give you strength during this difficult time.

Theresa Gagliardi Fogleman November 8, 2012 at 6:55 am

So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. May she rest in the arms of our Lord and Saviour. God bless all of you and may he comfort you.

Paul & Paula Hamby November 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Our sincere condolences at your time of loss. Carol was a lot of fun. Not a dull moment when she was around!

Jim & Karen Swartz November 8, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Mike and Kary,
Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your mother, Mike.

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