Dorothy M. Preshak, 94, formerly of 128 Mary St., Johnsonburg, passed away Wednesday (July 23, 2014) at the Bradford Manor.
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Born July 10, 1920, in Johnsonburg, she was a daughter of the late Philip and Amanda Nordstrom Crotzer.
In June of 1948, she married Robert James Preshak Sr. who died in October of 1967.
Mrs. Preshak was a 1938 graduate of Johnsonburg High School, and attended Buffalo (N.Y.) Business School. She had been employed in Ridgway at the Elloit Company, then for the Hewett Grocery Store in Johnsonburg and later for the Ridgway Hospital as a secretary for many years.
She was a very active member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Johnsonburg. She was a member of the Ladies Aid Society and served on the church council. She played the piano for Sunday School, sang in the church choir and sang at many weddings. She was a member of the community choir and the Footliters in Ridgway.
Surviving are two children, a daughter, Patricia (Larry) Visbisky of Bradford and a son, Robert (Dawn) Preshak Jr. of Kittaning; two grandchildren Lawrence W. (Jennifer) Visbisky and Robert J. Preshak III; and two great-grandchildren, Katelyn M. Visbisky and Alexander M. Visbisky.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister and three brothers.
At the family's request there will be no visitation. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to Kids and Cancer, PO Box 1299, Bradford, PA 16701; St. John's Lutheran Church, 325 Church St., Johnsonburg, PA 15845; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from July 25 to Aug. 21, 2014