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Dorothea R. McKinsey


1926 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Dorothea R. McKinsey Obituary
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Dorothea R. McKinsey Of Olympia Way, Novato, CA passed away in her Marin County home on April 26, 2014 surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. Mrs. McKinsey was born Dorothea Ann Ritko on December 9, 1926 in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, Class of 1944. She worked for radio station WWSW in Pittsburgh in 1945 where she met Harold J. Goldstein, a local on-air radio personality and the station's director of promotions. The couple was married in 1951, started a family and remained together until Harold's death in 1964. Dorothea went on to work for the Quaker Oats Company before returning to WWSW radio where she met David Lampton McKinsey in 1967. The couple married in 1969 before moving to Marin County in 1972. Dorothea worked at KABL Radio Shamrock Broadcasting in San Francisco as the station office manager and executive secretary to the station general manager for 19 years, while David served as the station program director. Dorothea retired from KABL in 1993. In retirement she enjoyed her San Francisco GIANTS baseball and continued to support the Pittsburgh Steelers, while a loyal 49er fan. She was a member of the Christian Mother's Society of St. Margaret of Scotland parish in Greentree, PA; a member of St. Sebastian's church of Greenbrae, CA and a current member of St. Anthony of Padua church in Novato, CA. Dorothea was preceded in death by her husband David L., grandparents Andrew Single and Mary Petro Single; John Ritko and Anna Susko Ritko; mother Mary C and father John J; brother Joseph J; sister Mary Catherine Ritko, sister-in-law Ella Niskach Ritko; son-in-law John Walgora; aunts and uncles Anne Single (Michael Single), Andrew Single (Mary Susko), Kathryn Single (James Trufino), John Single (Pauline Russian), Helen Single (Charles Tomkosky), Verne Single (Charles Allendorfer), Susan Single, Michael Single, Michael Ritko, Joseph Ritko (Mary Ordlosky) and Mary Ritko. She is survived by daughter Marilyn R. Walgora, sons and daughters-in-law John B. Goldstein (Toni M. Salvi), Gregory G. Goldstein (Maria Landazuri), grandson Mark R. Walgora, granddaughters Laura I. Goldstein and Mary R. Goldstein, niece and nephew Ella Mary Ritko (Fred Weisbrod) and great-nieces Patty and Kattie Weisbrod. Friends received from 2:00pm-7:00 pm on Wednesday, April 30 at Keaton's Redwood Chapel of Marin, 1801 Novato Blvd. Novato. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Thursday, May 1 with a Rosary at 10:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1000 Cambridge St. Novato. Graveside Service to follow at Valley Memorial Park, Novato. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Petaluma, the .
Published in Marin Independent Journal on Apr. 29, 2014
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