It is with great sadness, but also great joy that we announce the passing of our mother, Dorothy Passaro, into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Dorothy, 86, was born on June 24, 1937 in Jeannette to Wilda and Ralph Volk. Dorothy was a graduate of Jeannette Sr. High School and a lifetime member of Jeannette Assembly of God Church. She enjoyed eating her favorite foods such as steak, chocolate, all sweets and ice cream. She liked flowers, her favorite color was pink and she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Passaro, sisters, Ruth, Phyllis, Wilda, and brothers, Donald, James and Larry. She is survived by her daughter, Michelle Herold (Michael); sons, Richard D. Passaro and Scott Passaro (Angela); sister, Gladys; grandchildren, Christopher Passaro, Jonathan Passaro, Michael Forish (Brittney), Rachel Passaro, Brittany Passaro; and great-grandchildren, Michael Henry and Evelyn. Family and friends will be received from 2-6 p.m. on Tuesday at the James W Shirley Funeral Home, 176 Clay Pike in North Huntingdon. A funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be private. www.shirleyfuneralhome.com
Originally published September 10, 2023.