Viola (Isaacs) Doriski, 89, died on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Barnwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Valatie, N.Y.
Born in 1924 in Maxwell, Okla., Viola was a graduate of Vanoss High School, Vanoss, Okla., where she excelled at basketball. She later worked as a telephone operator and was a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II. Viola enjoyed spending time with family and friends, bowling, traveling and singing. She loved life, saw only the good in everyone and always had a song in her heart.
Survivors include her husband, John Doriski; her son, Alvin (Connie) Doriski of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Patricia Doriski Andes and Allene Doriski, both of Schaghticoke, N.Y.; a sister, Elizabeth McCowan of Texas, and a brother, Donald (Nancy) Isaacs of Moore, Okla. She is also survived by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Viola was predeceased by her parents, James and Willie Isaacs; a brother, Henry Lee Isaacs; three sisters, Ollie McCabe, Winona Herrmann and Allene Isaacs, all of Oklahoma, and a son, John Doriski, Jr. of Schaghticoke, N.Y.
Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Homes, 173 Main Street, Schaghticoke. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m on Wednesday, February 5, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, N.Y.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Viola's memory can be made to Stillwater United Church, 747 Hudson Avenue, PO Box 480, Stillwater, NY 12170.
Many thanks to Barnwell Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for their care and compassion given to Viola.
Online remembrances may be made at www.chasesmithfamily.com