Matilda "Tillie" Dorman

Matilda "Tillie" Dorman, 81, a former resident of Swoyersville and currently a guest at Kingston Manor, Kingston, passed away early Friday morning, April 25, 2014, at Kindred Hospital of the Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre.

Her beloved husband was the late William F. Dorman, Sr., who passed away Sept. 15, 1987.

Born on Jan. 16, 1933, in Swoyersville, Tillie was the daughter of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Kubick) Rabada.

Raised in Swoyersville, Tillie was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School.

Tillie was a homemaker most of her life who lovingly tended to the daily needs of her family.

A faithful Catholic, Tillie was a longtime member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville, where she once served as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. Tillie was also a past member of the church's Altar and Rosary Society. Following the consolidation of her church, she became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville.

Tillie had many enjoyments in life, especially playing bingo, decorating and crafting. One of her best characteristics was her smile and many would comment on how beautiful her smile was.

In addition to her parents, Michael and Elizabeth Rabada, and her husband, William, Tillie was preceded in death by her son, William F. Dorman Jr.

Tillie is survived by her daughter, Debbie Spickerman and her husband, Fred, Springville; her son, Jeff Dorman, Kingston; her daughter-in-law, Karin Dorman, Springville; her grandchildren, Katy, Brittany, Tony, Kayla and Derek; her great-grandchildren; her sister, Martha Dorman, Swoyersville; as well as her other children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, which will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Joseph J. Pisaneschi, her pastor, officiating.

Interment with the Rite of Committal will follow in Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Cemetery, Swoyersville.

Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

For additional information or to send Mrs. Dorman's family an online message of condolence, you may visit the funeral home website,

Funeral Home

Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 287-8541

Published in Citizens' Voice on Apr. 27, 2014