Cenesky, Dorotha B.
Nee Higgs, a lifetime resident of Johnson City and Binghamton areas passed away peacefully at the Susquehanna Nursing Home just days away from her 90th birthday. Together she and her husband the late Hon. John F. Cenesky att-at-law built a thriving private practice which served the community for over 55 years, until his death in 2010. She enjoyed traveling and taking cruises with her late husband and she took joy in hosting large Christmas parties at their home in Binghamton. The St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Church Choir was a central part of their gatherings. Dorotha Cenesky remained an active leader and benefactor in the Triple Cities throughout her life. She was the past president of the JC Lionettes and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, a member of the Broome County Republican Club, Past President of the JC Woman's Republican Club, the United Way Board, and was very influential member of the Johnson City YMCA Board of Directors. Mrs. Cenesky worked tirelessly on the board to help raise funding to build and complete the Johnson City YMCA, and to fund their subsequent programs. In the late 1960's she was tapped for JC Mayor but declined. She was also selected by the late Sen. Warren Anderson to become a member of his Vacancy Committee. In 1995, Dorotha was awarded the Woman of achievement award at the Republican Lincoln Day annual achievement celebration. She remained a member of the Johnson City Lions Club, the VFW Auxiliary and was a lifetime member of the St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Dorotha Cenesky is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Eakin R-LCSW of Horseheads, son in law Ronald L. Eakin Psychologist; brother and sister in law Donald and Maria Higgs of Vestal; nephew and wife George and Judi Higgs, nieces Mary E. Higgs and Donna Higgs. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday at the Barber Memorial Home, Inc. 428 Main Street Johnson City at 9:15 am and 10:00 am at St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 5-8 and Tuesday 5-7 pm at the Barber Memorial Home. A Prayer Service will be held both evenings at 6 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to St. John The Baptist Ukrainian Orthodox Church or the S.P.C.A.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on July 23, 2013