Dorothy Perry, 99, of Reynoldsville, died Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Penn Highlands DuBois, with her family by her side.
She was the beloved wife of 53 years to Santo J. â€śSundoâ€ť Perry, who preceded her in death in 1991, and loving mother of John D. Perry and wife Maxine of Herndon, Virginia, Darla A. Dickey and husband Doug of Reynoldsville, Janice M. Reasinger and husband Dave of Port Matilda.
Born July 14, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Catherine (Holman) Hergenroder; the cherished Nana of eight grandchildren â€” Sheri Miller of Walston, Lisa Martinazzi of New Market, Maryland, Brent Dickey of Portland, Oregon, Dawn Means of Panic, Mike Dickey of Punxsutawney, Chris Perry of Virginia, Colin Reasinger of State College and Kyle Reasinger of Rocky Hill, Connecticut â€” and 10 great-grandchildren â€” Zak and Alyson Dickey; Derek Keller; Nick, Alex and Francesca Martinazzi; Haley Means; Morgan Miller; Dylan Perry; and Levi Reasinger â€” dear sister to Eugene Hergenroder, Esther Eltringham, Catherine McKee, Mary Mikelonis and Eva Schultz, all of whom preceded her in death.
Dorothy was a graduate of Reynoldsville High School and was employed by the Silk Mill of Reynoldsville, Cameron Manufacturing Co. and Peteâ€™s Tasty Freeze.
A lifelong member of St. Maryâ€™s Roman Catholic Church in Reynoldsville, she was also a member of the Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America and a lifelong member of Sons & Daughters of Italy.
Dorothy enjoyed annual trips to the shore with her family, holiday get-togethers, baking, making Christmas â€śKrustiesâ€ť and helping her adoring family in any way she could.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville, where the Rosary will be prayed at 3 p.m. on Wednesday.
A Mass of Resurrection will be held on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Maryâ€™s Catholic Church in Reynoldsville.
Interment will follow.
Memorials may be made to Christ The King Manor in Dorothyâ€™s name.