Dorothy Gress

Dorothy Gress

PORT CLINTON: Dorothy J. Gress, 95, of Port Clinton, Ohio, passed away, Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Riverview Heathcare Campus, Oak Harbor, OH.

She was born in LaPorte, IN, on July 10, 1917, the daughter of O.T. and Ipha (White) Dysard. She married E. Richard Bowers in Willard, OH on April 22, 1939 and he preceded her in death on July 30, 1959. She married Darrell F. Gress in Erie, PA on March 7, 1970 and he survives. In 1985 Dorothy retired from Owens Illinois Training Center. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Port Clinton. Dorothy was a member of the Cornelia Chapter of Eastern Star in Republic, OH and was Worthy Matron from 1984-1985. She was the 1st secretary/treasurer of the Nugent's Canal Property Owners Assoc for 1972-1985. An avid sports fan, Dorothy was a very strong supporter of the Detroit Tigers. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends.

Survivors include: Loving Husband of 43 years: Darrell F. Gress of Port Clinton; Children: Beverly A. Mayr of Erie, PA, James L. (Betty) Bowers of Montgomery, TX and Janis M. (Dennis) Ryan of Burgoon, OH; Grandchildren: Paul (Trina) Mayr of Erie, PA, Dale (Michelle Sees) Mayr of Moncks Corner, SC, Dawn (Darren) Warren of Magnolia, TX and Marc (Jaime) Bowers of Virginia Beach, VA; four Great-Grandchildren; one Great-Great-Grandchild and one on the way.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, first husband: Richard Bowers, sister: Mary K. Briggs, brothers: John W. Dysard and Joe A. Dysard.

A Memorial Service for Dorothy will be conducted at 11 AM, Saturday, June 29, 2013 in the Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, 216 Washington St., Port Clinton, OH, where family & friends may call from 10:00AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Erie, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Gerner-Wolf-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory
216 Washington Street Port Clinton, OH 43452
(419) 732-3121

Published in the News Herald on June 27, 2013