Dorothy A. Brown, 78, of Factoryville, died Saturday morning at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton. Her husband, Ronald M. Brown, died in 1994.
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Born in Scranton on Sept. 26, 1935, daughter of the late Frank and Helen Fritch Venskytis, she was a 1953 graduate of Scranton Technical High School, where she was a member of the honor society, Spanish club and student advisory council. A past social secretary for the Factoryville Women's Club, she retired as a staff member of the Physical Plant for Keystone Junior College. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who had a passion for bingo.
Surviving are four children, Michael, Scranton; Terri Lynn Curtis and her husband, Donald, Lake Winola; Ronald F. and his wife, Karen, Nicholson; and Richard and his wife, Gloria, Dallas; 14 grandchildren, Misty, Melina, Erica, Michael Jr., Danielle, Donald IV, Samantha, Stephen, Joshua, Morgan, Dylan, Jared, Thomas and Timothy; eight great-grandchildren; three sisters, Eleanor, Clarks Summit; Marion, Scranton; and Catherine, Factoryville; two brothers, Joseph, Penn-Yan, N.Y.; and Frank, North Carolina; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. from the Anthony P. Litwin Jr. Funeral Homes Inc., 33 Reynolds St., Factoryville, with the Rev. John Shaffer officiating.
Friends may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 555 Gettysburg Pike, Suite A300, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. For directions/online condolence, visit www.aplitwinfu neralhomes.com
Anthony P. Litwin Funeral Home
33 Reynolds Streeet
Factoryville, PA 18419
Published in Scranton Times on Mar. 24, 2014