Dorothy Jean McGraw

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Dorothy Jean McGraw, 78, of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully at her home Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Seabers Schintz.

Dorothy was a 1953 graduate of Holy Saviour School and 1957 graduate of Coughlin High School.

Dorothy worked for Kaufmann's and Hess' department stores for several years. Before retiring, she was an attendant at King's College for 20 years and was a recipient of the All College Award as a staff member in 1999 and 2005.

Dorothy was a member of the Parish of Holy Saviour, where she was involved with the Altar and Rosary Society, which she served as secretary, and School Guild. She taught second-grade CCD there for 12 years.

Her husband, Joseph E. McGraw, died Jan. 20, 2007. A grandson, Jared Joseph Fox; great-grandson, Logan Panaway; infant sister, Elenor; sister, Marie Warmouth; and brothers, Leo, Joseph, Michael, A. Paul and Gerald Schintz, also preceded her in death.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her children, Anne and her husband, Bernard Tarutis, Wilkes-Barre; Maureen and her husband, Chris O'Neill, Penn Lake; Joseph and his wife, Frances J. McGraw, Hunlock Creek; and Patrick and his wife, Alea McGraw, Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren, Tara, Ryan, Megan, Allison, Tricia, Tia, Kate, Joseph, Hailey and Matthew; great-grandchildren, Payton, Laicey, Chloe, Ja'Kari and Norah; nieces; nephews; and other family and friends.

A celebration of Dorothy's life will begin Friday, with visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, and continue with a Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Church of St. Stanislaus Kostka, 666 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to .

Memories and condolences may be shared with Dorothy's family at www.celebrateherlife.com.
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McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
(570) 823-4567
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Published in Citizens' Voice on May 18, 2018
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