Dorothy M. Blase (1915 - 2014)

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April 19, 2014

Dorothy M. Blase, 99, a resident of Rest Haven nursing home, Schuylkill Haven, formerly of Mount Carmel, passed away Saturday at the nursing home.

Born in Springtown, Jan. 25, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Oliver and Dora Strocko Bodder.

She attended Springtown schools and was a member of the Church of Our Lady, Mount Carmel.

Dorothy married William J. Blase, Dec. 31, 1950, in Chester. He passed away Sept. 6, 1977.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Rathosky.

Surviving are two grandsons, James Rathosky, York, and Brian Rathosky, Northumberland; granddaughter, Alicia Rathosky, Port Carbon; and a daughter, Patricia Bodder-Hershey, Bucks County.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Our Lady, Mount Carmel, celebrated by the Rev. Francis Karwacki. Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bear Gap. A viewing will take place from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Friday at Joseph J. Stutz Inc. Funeral Home, 40 S. Market St., Mount Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz III, supervisor. Guest book can be signed at

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40 South Market Street
Mount Carmel, PA 17851
(570) 339-4300
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Published in Republican & Herald on Apr. 22, 2014
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