Dorothy Rotolo passed away on May 19, 2014. She was born on August 2, 1922 in Sewickley, Pa to John and Katherine Provich. Dorothy graduated from High School in Ambridge, Pa. Dorothy was a single parent, raised three children, then she worked at RB&W Bolt and Nut Company as an inspector of manufactured steel products in Corapolis, Pa. In 1988 she retired after twenty years of service. Dorothy moved to Seattle in 2007 to live with her daughter. Dorothy's hobbies include cooking, baking, writing letters, sending cards to everyone, especially to her granddaughter Christiane, reading the newspaper, canning and watching the Pittsburg Steelers and Penguins on TV. When she was young she enjoyed roller skating with her brother where they won contests as dance partners. Dorothy was proud of her driving skills on snow and ice. She taught her children how to make pierogies and her famous Swiss steak. The last year of her life she resided at Richmond Beach, long term care facility in Shoreline, Wash. She was loved by the residents and staff. Dorothy was always smiling and enjoyed such activities as playing Bingo, making floral arrangements and assisting with cooking. She was a member of Christ the King Church in Ambridge, Pa. and volunteered for the Ambridge High School Band Boosters Club, ran concessions for Ambridge Area Little League and volunteered to help during elections. Dorothy will be missed by her family and friends for her kindness, generosity and her loving heart. Dorothy is survived by her three children, Darlene (Ray) Hedzik, Ernest (Donna) Rotolo and Douglas Rotolo; eight grandchildren, Chad, Lisa, Blake, Christiane, Rene, Alison, Carolyn and Madison; and eight great-grandchildren, Christian, Jeremiah, Dominic, Harper, Natali, Vanessa, Lyndsay and Cody. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home in Everett at 3:00 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to Susan B. Komen, as Dorothy was a breast cancer survivor.
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Purdy & Walters with Cassidy
1702 Pacific Ave
Everett, WA 982014027
Published in The Herald (Everett) on May 28, 2014