Dorothy V. "Dort" Richel

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Dorothy "Dort" V. Richel, 92, of Avoca, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at her home.

She was born in Avoca on March 28, 1926, and was the daughter of the late John and Catherine Piskur Richel.

She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont, prior to its closing she was a very active member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Avoca.

Dorothy attended Avoca schools. She worked as a seamstress in the local garment having been employed by Brooks Manufacturing, Old Forge, for over 30 years and retiring from High-Grade Pants Factory, Taylor.

Dorothy was an excellent cook; she enjoyed cooking and making pierogies for church functions. She loved to travel, having been to every state in the United States and traveled extensively internationally.

She was a huge Boston Red Sox fan and absolutely loved attending her great-nephews baseball games. She was a loving sister, aunt, great-aunt and friend. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Adam "Fatty," Johnny "Kid," George "Goike," Frank "Yike," Anna Richel "Annie," Josephine Mokay "Dusha," Louise Witowski "Weisha," Teresa Ferack "Honey" and Helen Mazur.

She is survived by her sisters, Loretta Boyko "Retta" and Christine Rodgers; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Dorothy's family would like to thank Dr. Martin Moran and his nurses and staff and also the nurses and staff of Allied Home Hospice for their excellent care, kindness and affection.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Monday from Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont, with the Rev. Thomas Petro officiating.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Interment will be held in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Avoca.

Condolences may be made to
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Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc.
255 McAlpine St.
Duryea, PA 18642
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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 4, 2019