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Dorothy Jean McGraw

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Dorothy Jean McGraw Obituary

WILKES-BARRE — Dorothy Jean McGraw, 78, of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

Born Jan. 25, 1940, in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Michael and Mary Seabers Schintz.

Dorothy was a 1953 graduate of Holy Saviour School and 1957 graduate of Coughlin High School.

Dorothy worked for Kaufmanns and Hess department stores for several years. Before retiring, she was an attendant at King's College for 20 years and was a recipient of the All College Award as a staff member in 1999 and 2005.

Dorothy was a member of the Parish of Holy Saviour, where she served the Altar and Rosary Society as Secretary and School Guild member. She taught second grade CCD there for 12 years.

Her husband, Joseph E. McGraw, died Jan. 20, 2007. Also preceding her in death are grandson Jared Joseph Fox; great-grandson Logan Panaway; infant sister Elenor; sister Marie Warmouth; and brothers Leo, Joseph, Michael, A. Paul and Gerald Schintz.

Dorothy will be greatly missed by her children, Anne and her husband, Bernard Tarutis, of Wilkes-Barre, Maureen and her husband, Chris O'Neill, of Penn Lake, Joseph and his wife, Frances J. McGraw, of Hunlock Creek, and Patrick and his wife, Alea McGraw, of Wilkes-Barre; grandchildren Tara, Ryan, Megan, Allison, Tricia, Tia, Kate, Joseph, Hailey and Matthew; great-grandchildren Payton, Laicey, Chloe, Ja'Kari and Norah; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

A celebration of Dorothy's life will begin with visitation 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at McLaughlin's, 142 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, and continue Saturday with a funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Stanislaus Kostka, 666 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to .

Memories and condolences may be shared with Dorothy's family at www.celebrateherlife.com

Published in Times Leader from May 17 to May 18, 2018
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