Dorothy F. Adamitis, RN

Dorothy F. Adamitis, RNDorothy F. Adamitis, RN, 96, of Mahanoy City, residing at Genesis Healthcare Schuylkill Center, Pottsville, passed away peacefully on Wednesday with her family by her side.

Born in Saint Clair on February 20, 1923, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Frances (Melevage) Adamitis.

She was a graduate of Saint Clair High School and the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing.

While in nursing school in Philadelphia, Dorothy participated in the Cadet Corps. Following graduation, she enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps and was stationed in Korea, serving with the 11th EVAC. After three years of service to her country, Dorothy was honorably discharged and received the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan) and the Korean Service Medal. She then was employed in the Naval Hospital in Philadelphia until her retirement. She was a member of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Mahanoy City.

Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were two sisters, Anna Bobbin and Florence Walters; and one brother, Vincent Adamitis.

Surviving are her niece and caregiver, Joann Bobbin, of Mahanoy City; nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

US FlagA Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, Mahanoy City, with her cousin, Monsignor Gerald Gobitas, as the main celebrant, and the Rev. Kevin Gallagher, pastor, as concelebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Port Carbon. A viewing will be held from 10 until 11 a.m. Monday morning in the church.

Expressions of sympathy can be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Teresa of Calcutta Church or the St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish Memorial Fund or the Hillside SPCA.

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

Dorothy F. Adamitis, RN Has 2 Condolences Posted:

  1. Eileen Karlavage says:

    Joann So very sorry on the loss of your dear Aunt. In Sympathy from Eileen & Michele

  2. To Dorothy’s Family,
    All of us in the Army Nurse Corps Association extend our deepest sympathy on the passing of Dorothy. We regret we did not know her. We lean on the broad shoulders of those who have gone before us. We thank her for her leadership, service to our country, and the example she set for all of us.
    In Sympathy,
    Robin Hightower
    COL, USA, Retired
    Director, Region I, Army Nurse Corps Association