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Doris Wescott Toronski | 99

December 5, 1923 - October 13, 2023

Doris Wescott Toronski, age 99, died Friday, October 13, 2023, at Pinecrest Manor.

She was born December 5, 1923. On May 2, 1946 in St. Agnes Episcopal Church, she married Arthur H. Toronski who preceded her in death on April 6, 1995.

She was a lifelong Episcopalian and a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Ridgway. She graduated from St. Marys Public High School in 1941.

She is survived by three daughters and a son-in-law: Sara Eckert (Doug Grube) of St. Marys, Molly Toronski Wescott of San Diego, CA, Janet Toronski (Vince Rice) of Laguna Beach, CA, and Ron Mellott of Grand Blanc, MI. Also surviving are six grandchildren, Robert Asti and his wife Jennifer of St. Marys, Rachel Reed and her husband Jim of Grand Blanc, MI, Nathan Mellott and his wife Kathleen of Grand Blanc, MI, Seth Mellott of Grand Blanc, MI, Leigh Tami (Rob Scharf) of Los Angeles, CA, and Aaron Tami and his wife Amanda of San Francisco, CA. Doris is also survived by five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, Benedict Asti, Joseph Asti, Abigail Reed, Gracelyn Mellott, Ashlyn Mellott, and Lucius Beer.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lynn Mellott on January 8, 2019, and by her son-in-law, Franklin (Sonny) Eckert on March 6, 2017.

There will be no visitation. Burial will be at the convenience of the family.




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  1. Doris was our guardian angel. She loved every one with her full heart and made every one feel exceptional. My two boy toddlers absolutely adored her and looked forward to seeing her. They loved playing the keep the balloon up in the air game. I miss emailing you Doris and think about you every day. My kids remember you 🌈.. Oct 13 is more special now.

  2. What a great woman and a life well lived! May she now rest in Peace.

    Sara and all, your mom was a welcome friend in our family home on so many occasions. She was always uplifting, gracious and a joy to be around. Her laughter still echo’s in my head. Dorrie’s passing is an end of an era for us, but a well earned entry into eternity for her.

  3. Molly so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing, prayers for your family.

  4. To Sara, Molly, Janet and all of Doris’ family & extended family – Doris was an incredible, special lady with an infectious sense of humor and laugh. How blessed we were to be next door neighbors for all of those years. So very sad for all of you, but happy for Doris that she finally had her prayers answered. She will be missed by all. Sending thoughts and prayers. Love, June

  5. Always a Smile and Welcome from Doris & Jean Masson when I sat with them at Grace Episcopal Church – can just imagine the Happy reunion and with her Daughter and Loved ones – Doris will live FOREVER in the hearts and minds of those whose lives she touched…

  6. Deepest condolences, Janet in the loss of your mom.
    I enjoyed chatting with her last year when I visited my family.
    Holding you in my prayers and sympathy.

  7. Doris was a lovely person. She always had a kind word! She was also steadfast in her faith, which was inspirational. She loved her family deeply. She will be missed!

  8. Sorry to hear of Doris’ passing. I got to know her growing up through my aunt and uncle, Walt and Vi Johnson. My mom Ardelle stayed in touch with her until mom’s dementia took over. My wife, Cindy Copella Parsons played saxophone with Molly. Doris was a very special person and I am blessed to have known her.

  9. Janet, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. She lived a long life. Good for her. Good for you all to have her so long.
    Also to the rest of the family. My condolences to you all. Penny Wehler Jacobs.

  10. So honored to have worked with such a strong-willed woman. She was always curious and followed the changes in herself, and the world with a ‘no-nonsense’ practical outlook. I believe anyone who really knew her, will always remember her. Prayers to all. -Charlotte

  11. Sara and Family- I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. What a terrific lady….very grateful I got the opportunity to know this woman.

  13. Thoughts and prayers to Sara and family.

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