Dorothy M. (Shopple) Stefanowicz

Dorothy StefanowiczDorothy M. (Shopple) Stefanowicz, age 87 formerly of Ohio Ave., Shenandoah Heights passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at the Laurel Center, Hamburg.

Born in Shenandoah on January 24, 1926 she was a daughter of the late John and Margaret (Rackauskas) Shopple.

She was a graduate of the former West Mahanoy Township High School, Shenandoah Heights.

Dorothy was a retired garment worker having worked in the local garment industry.

She was a member of St. George’s Church, Shenandoah and the ILGWU and was a former member of the Greater Shenandoah Area Senior Citizens.

Dorothy cherished the time spent with her family especially her children and grandchildren.

Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were her husband Anthony L. Stefanowicz who died on September 12, 1970; one grandson, Stratton Stefanowicz and one sister, Marie Shopple.

CarnationsSurviving are her son, Glenn Stefanowicz of Lititz and his companion Julie Mader; one daughter Linda Anthony and her husband John of Harrisburg; three grandchildren, Mercena Stefanowicz-Canales and Brandon and Jillian Anthony; one sister, Evelyn Moyer of Lebanon; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 9:30 am from Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am in Annunciation BVM Church, Shenandoah.  Rev. Msgr. Ronald C. Bocian, Pastor will officiate.  Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from Friday morning from 8:30 am to 9:30 am.  There will be no calling hours Thursday evening.

Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah is in charge of the arrangements. 

Dorothy M. (Shopple) Stefanowicz Has 10 Condolences Posted:

  1. Diane & Scott says:

    Dear Julie, Linda & Glen and Family, So sorry to here of the passing of your mother (Dot). She will be missed I am sure. I always enjoyed talking with her. God Bless you all…. You are all in my prayers.

  2. Kim Levis says:

    Linda and John, Jillian and Brandon,
    May you find comfort in the many memories you share. Hold each other a little tighter and know that you now have an angel watching over you. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

  3. Rose Roy and Family says:

    It is so hard to say goodbye to those who are special to us. Hopefully your memories will comfort you through this difficult time. Dorothy will be missed.

    We extend ou condolences to you and all of your family.


    Aunt Rose and Family

  4. Melanie Boehmer says:

    Glenn and Julie,

    My heart is heavy thinking about the loss of your Mom. Hope you are comforted by many wonderful memories. My prayers are with you and your family.


  5. Heidi and Matthew Crisp says:

    Glenn and Julie,
    We are very saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Love and Deepest Sympathies,
    The Crisps

  6. Steve and Kim Houser says:

    Glenn and Julie,

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you during this time.

    God Bless.

  7. Candace & Greg Knoll says:

    Glenn & Julie:

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. If there is anything we can do or you need anything, just give us a call.

    Hope your good memories will help you through your time of grief.


    Candi & Greg

  8. Tim & Jenny Hamme says:

    Glenn and Julie,
    Tim and I are so sorry to hear about your loss! Please let us know if there is ANYTHING we can do! We love you!

  9. Joanne Park says:

    Glenn & Julie,

    My sincerest condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


  10. Pat & Betty Wolfe says:

    Linda, John, Brandon, and Jill. We are so sorry for your loss. God bless you.