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 Dorothy <I>Polaski</I> Valasek

Dorothy Polaski Valasek

Natrona, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 13 Apr 2016 (aged 89)
Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Natrona Heights, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 161008997 · View Source
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Dorothy (Polaski) Valasek, 89, of West Natrona, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Winfield Township, where she was a patient for one week. She was a lifelong resident of Harrison Township. Dorothy was born March 4, 1927, in Natrona, the daughter of the late Boleslaw and Stella (Turowski) Polaski. Dorothy graduated from Har-Brack High School, Class of 1945, and worked at Bell Telephone in Tarentum for five years before getting married and raising seven children. She was a member of St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, St. Joseph Parish and the Polish National Alliance in Natrona. Dorothy enjoyed bowling, sewing, gardening, baking and crocheting. She is survived by her children, Jerry (Alyce) Valasek, Paul (Jan) Valasek, Mary (John) Tierney, Janet Valasek (Michael Burgart), Joanne Valasek and Carol (Lee) Zufall; five grandsons, Eric and Jonathan Valasek, Derek (Jen), Jared (Amanda) and Michael Tierney; three great-grandchildren, Brodi, Dillion and Gunnor Tierney; her sisters, Alfreda Perdeus, of Natrona Heights, and Jane Perdeus, of Indiana, Pa. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, John C. Valasek, on May 15, 2006; a daughter, Audrey Valasek, on July 13, 2009; her brothers, Dominic and Casimir Polaski; and a sister, Regina Polaski Malinoski.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016, in the PAUL R. AJAK FUNERAL HOME INC., 2 Pine St., Natrona, where parting prayers will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Christian Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. in St. Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church, 48 Spruce St., Natrona. Her pastor, the Rev. James K. Mazurek, will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy's name may be made to the American Cancer Society , American Heart Association and to Good Samaritan Hospice. The family would especially like to thank the staff and caregivers at Good Samaritan Hospice for their compassionate care and support.

(Published in The Valley News Dispatch on Apr. 14, 2016)

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  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161008997
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy Polaski Valasek (4 Mar 1927–13 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161008997, citing Mount Airy Cemetery, Natrona Heights, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .