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Dorothy E. Gibson
July 26, 1931 - December 03, 2018
She was born on July 26, 1931, in New Castle, a daughter of Helen (Lanko) Mundziak and Frank Mundziak.
Dorothy was a 1950 graduate of New Castle High School, where she led the band as drum majorette. She later graduated from cosmetology school.
While in New Castle, she played violin in the New Castle Symphony Orchestra.
On Sept. 2, 1950, she married her lifetime sweetheart from the age of 16, Robert Arthur Gibson.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kinsman, Ohio, and she volunteered with the Buckeye Riders 4-H Horse Club, along with her husband, Art.
Dorothy was an incredible cook and baker, and she enjoyed sewing, crocheting and gardening.
She was an avid birdwatcher and was known by family as "the bird lady of Burghill."
Dorothy and Art's greatest joy was being second parents to their grandchildren, Katie and Matt.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather, Joseph Strokey; her loving husband of 53 years, Art Gibson; her sister, Mary Cole; and her brother, Joseph S. Mundziak.
Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen A. (Jim) Crouse Bacorn of Cortland, Ohio, and Carol Lee (Brian) Palumbo of Burghill, Ohio; three grandchildren, Matthew R. (fiancee Shelly Loze) Weakley, Aubree Kate (Jeremy) Sherbourne and Dustin E. Palumbo; and three great-grandchildren, Adelyn Rose Sherbourne, Joshua Sherbourne and Sinopa Palumbo.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 6397 State Route 87, Kinsman, Ohio, with the Rev. Michael A. Mikstay, Cpt. CHC USN Ret., officiating.
Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery, Bazetta, Ohio.
Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Baumgardner Funeral and Cremation Service, 8569 Main St., Kinsman, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church at Box 669, Andover, Ohio 44003.
Those wishing to share a memory or condolence may visit www.baumgardnerfuneralhomes.com.
in memory of Dorothy
Obituary published in
Thursday December 06, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service
8569 Main St, Kinsman, OH 44428, USA
Mass of Christian Burial
Friday December 07, 2018
St. Patrick Catholic Church
6397 State Route 87, Kinsman, OH, USA