Dorothy Balla Bray, 81, of Kosciuszko Street, Nanticoke passed away unexpectedly Friday, December 28, 2012 at her home.
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Born on February 8, 1931 in Nanticoke, she was a daughter of the late John and Emma Kanyuck Balla. She graduated from Nanticoke High School, class of 1948 and resided in Nanticoke most of her life. On August 27, 1949 she married William Franklin Bray. He preceded her in death on July 11, 2012 after 62 years of marriage.
Prior to retiring Mrs. Bray was employed at Sanitary Bakery, Nanticoke for many years.
She was a member of Nebo Baptist Church, Nanticoke and the former Bethel Congregational United Church of Christ until its merger with Nebo Church and was a 50 year member of Nanticoke Chapter # 174, Order of Eastern Star and was a Past Worthy Matron.
A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Dorothy's main interest in life was caring for her home and family.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Kelly.
Surviving are four children, Linda Walters and her husband Dan, Union Hall, VA, Bonnie Floryshak, Berwick, Nancy Turner and her husband, Richard, Stillwater, and William Percy Bray and his wife Maria, Fairfax, VA; son-in-law, Michael Floryshak; grandchildren, Kelly Henshaw and her husband Brian, Joshua Walters, Megan Garrod and her husband Arron, Nathan Floryshak and his wife Karen, Aaron Floryshak, Noah Floryshak and Evan and Lauren Bray; great grandchildren, Jacob, Luke and Samuel Henshaw, Brianna and Reed Floryshak and Charlotte Rose Garrod; sisters, Dr. Isabel Westfried, Newtown Square, PA, Joan Anderson and her husband Andy, Waynesboro, VA, and Margaret Quijano, California; a brother, John Balla, Queens, NY; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Alles Bray, Nanticoke and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11 a.m. from Davis-Dinelli Funeral Home, 170 East Broad Street, Nanticoke with Pastor Timothy G. Hall, officiating.
Interment will be in Nanticoke Cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Officers and members of Nanticoke Chapter # 174, Order of Eastern Star will conduct a memorial service Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
If desired, the family would appreciate contributions in Mrs. Bray's memory be made to Nebo Baptist Church, 75 South Prospect Street, Nanticoke, PA 18634.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Dec. 29 to Dec. 30, 2012