Dorothy Ann Buzitsky

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Dorothy Ann Buzitsky, 90, a former resident of Shoemaker Street, Swoyersville, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 17, 2013, at the Kingston Health Care Center, Kingston, where she had resided for the past few years.

Her beloved husband was the late Joseph M. Buzitsky, who passed away on Nov. 18, 2000. Together, Joseph and Dorothy shared 57 beautiful years of marriage.

Born on May 20, 1923, in Swoyersville, Dorothy was a daughter of the late Vincent and Anna (Piatnik) Perhach.

Dorothy was a graduate of the former Swoyersville High School, class of 1941. Most of Dorothy's life was spent in Swoyersville, a place she truly loved.

Prior to her retirement, Dorothy was employed as an assistant manager for Endicott-Johnson Shoe Store, formerly located in the Midway Shopping Center, Wyoming.

Dorothy was a faithful Catholic and lifelong member of the former Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Swoyersville. Following the consolidation of her church, Dorothy became a member of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Swoyersville.

Dorothy was a wonderful homemaker who always created and maintained a warm and loving home for her children.

Not a day went by that Dorothy didn't laugh, make friends, enjoy and give thanks for her life. She was always able to find the good in everyone and everything. When it came to her two sons, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, she was a selfless caregiver until the end of her life. Her twin sister, Gertrude, was her best friend and, in every way, her strongest support through her recent years of illness.

In addition to her parents, Vincent and Anna Perhach, and her husband, Joseph M. Buzitsky, Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Emery, Joseph, Vincent and John Perhach.

Dorothy is survived by her sons, Joseph J. Buzitsky and his wife, Elaine, Raleigh, N.C., and Edward S. Buzitsky and his wife, Theresa, Horsham; her twin sister, Gertrude Hardy, Edwardsville; her grandchildren, Joseph Buzitsky and his wife, Christine, Raleigh, and Bethann Fine, Greenville, N.C.; her great-grandchildren, Harrison Fine, Emilie Buzitsky, Ben Buzitsky and William Buzitsky; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wroblewski Funeral Home Inc., 1442 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10 a.m. in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville, with the Rev. Richard A. Zavacki officiating. Interment with the rite of committal will be in the Denison Cemetery, Swoyersville. Family and friends are invited to call 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

For additional information, or to send the Buzitsky family an online message of condolence, visit the funeral home's website,

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorothy's memory to Erwine Home Health and Hospice Inc., 270 Pierce St., Suite 101, Kingston, PA 18704.
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Joseph L Wroblewski Funeral Home
1442 Wyoming Ave
Forty Fort, PA 18704
(570) 287-8541
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Published in Times Leader on July 18, 2013
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