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Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10:00am at St. Christine's Church for Dorothy M Stroney, 92, who passed away on August 12, 2018.
Dorothy was born March 1, 1926 in Youngstown, a daughter of Clarence Skidmore and Catherine Mattes Skidmore. She worked as a Long Distance Telephone Operator for Ohio Bell and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers.
She was a graduate of Chaney High School and a member of St. Christine's Church, where she belonged to The Infant Jesus of Prague Guild and the festival committee. She was a play ground mother at the school and on the committee to raise money for school projects. Dorothy also served as Den Mother for St. Christine's Cub Pack 22, was on the committee of sewing teddy bears for children and made aprons for the Restoration of the Statue of Liberty and was a quilter and sewer. Her favorite past time was shopping and weekly auctions. Dorothy traveled throughout the United States and Canada, Great Britain, Ireland, Spain and the Middle East. She enjoyed the yearly family vacations at the Outer Banks, NC. Surviving are her husband John L Stroney, whom she married April 6, 1953 at St. Brendan's Church, and 3 sons, Leonard (Marilou)) Stroney of Boardman, Matthew (Ann Marie) Stroney of Ellsworth and Bruce (Deanna) Stroney of Boardman; two grandchildren Steven (Lisa) Stroney of Canfield and Sarah Stroney (Stephen Novotny) of Philadephia; two great grand children, Luke and Alice Stroney of Canfield and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Clarence "Skid" Skidmore and step brother John Bagin. Friends will be received at the at the Vaschak-Kirila Funeral Home, Inc., Youngstown, Ohio on Wednesday August 15, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00pm and again at the Funeral Home at 9:30am on Thursday, August 16. The family requests contributions be made to St. Christine's Church or Crossroads Hospice.