Dorothy Ann Fonce

July 26, 1943 ~ October 8, 2019 (age 76)

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Cortland – Dorothy Ann (Petak) Fonce, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends, Monday, October 08, 2019 at St. Joseph Health Center.

She was born July 26, 1943, in Warren Ohio the daughter of Andrew R. Petak and Barbara (Yanci) Petak.

Dorothy was a 1961 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Warren and ATES Technical School in 1984. She retired from PsyCare Inc. in Warren as Office Manager after 15 years of service. Dorothy was the first Female member of the Optimist Club of Bazetta Cortland.

In her spare time Dorothy enjoyed reading Tess Gerritsen books, playing Bingo, bowling at Echo Lanes on the Kachurik Farms team with her sister, mother & niece and going on excursions with her partner Hank.

She is survived by her Loving Partner of 18 years, Henry (Hank) Luscher of Cortland , her mother Barbara (Yanci) Petak of Niles, her son Gary M. Fonce of Warren, her daughter Carollyn R. Finegold of Glen Rock, NJ, her sister Donna Allison of Bucyrus and her 5 beloved grandchildren: Andrew M. & Garrett L. Fonce and Matthew S., Nathan N. & Emma K. Finegold.

She is preceded in death by an infant son Frank J. Fonce III, her father Andrew R. Petak, husband Frank J. Fonce Jr., and a sister Mary C. Kachurik.

Family and friends may pay their respects Saturday, October 19th from 9:30 am until 10:25 am at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren.

There will be a funeral service will begin at 10:30 am at the Funeral Home.

Burial will take place at Pineview Cemetery, Warren.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44501.     

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October 19, 2019

9:30 AM to 10:25 AM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483

Funeral Service
October 19, 2019

10:30 AM
Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel
1884 North Road NE
Warren, OH 44483


Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center
1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown OH 44501

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