Dorothy J. Alvaro

Dorothy J. Alvaro, 93, formerly of Carbondale, died Friday at the Forest City Nursing Center. Her husband, Louis M. Alvaro, died in 1987.

Born in Forest City, daughter of the late Ralph and Harriet Brain Shoop, she was a 1937 graduate of Forest City High School and a homemaker. Dorothy was a member of First United Methodist Church, Carbondale; the Triple M Club and various church groups. In addition, she and her husband were sextons for the church. She was also a volunteer for Meal on Wheels.

Dorothy was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was always ready to help anyone in need.

The family would like to thank the staff of Forest City Personal Care and Nursing Centers and Dr. Frank Moro for their excellent care.

She is survived by a son, Russell and wife, Carol Alvaro, Carbondale; two grandchildren, Stephen Alvaro and wife, Andrea; and Brian Alvaro; two great-grandchildren, Alex and Gavin; nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Willard and Harry; and two sisters, Arlene Kersnowski and Ruth Ruffo.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in First United Methodist Church, Church Street, Carbondale, with services by the Rev. Doug Posegate, pastor; and the Rev. John McCarty. Interment at a later date, Willow View Cemetery, Clifford.

Friends may call Monday, 3 to 6 p.m., at the Oliver Shifler & Scotchlas Funeral Home Inc., 62 N. Main St., Carbondale.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.

For directions or condolences, visit www.shiflerfu

Funeral Home

Oliver R. Shifler Funeral Home Inc.
62 North Main Street Carbondale, PA 18407
(570) 282-1400

Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 4, 2014