Obituary Notice: Dorothy H. Bembenic

Dorothy H. Bembenic, 88, of Sykesville died Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 at Christ the King Manor.

Born March 20, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John and Magdeline (Burich) Sabarich.

On July 4, 1947, she married Peter Paul Bembenic.  He preceded her in death on June 23, 1998.

She retired happily at age 77 after more than 20 years of service as a cook in the office at Fairman Drilling Company.

She was a member of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church and past president of the Rosary Society for many years.

She organized many trips to Canada, Washington, D.C., Florida and Boston to name a few.  She organized many charitable dinners at the church benefitting African missions and other church affairs.

She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of America.  She loved to spend time with her family, especially playing Tripoli.  She loved to crochet and cooking was her passion.

She is survived by her children,  Denise Bussard and her husband, Allen of Reynoldsville; Doug Bembenic and his wife, Suzanne, Timothy Bembenic and his wife, Paulette and Michelle Johnson, all of DuBois; and Dennis Bembenic and his wife, Carol of Brockway.

She is also survived by one sister, Evelyn Hoare of Reynoldsville, 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Gregory Bembenic, seven sisters and five brothers.

Friends will be received from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Rick Tomasone as celebrant.

Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery.

Memorials may be placed with Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 22 Shaffer St., Sykesville, PA 15865.

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