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Mother of Deborah Mitchell Ketzer (’69) and Lenore Mitchell Bender (’76) passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 20, 2013


Dorothy P.

Dorothy P. Mitchell, 95, of Toledo, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2013. She was born on January 21, 1917, to John and Anastasia (Losik) Gurzynski in Toledo. She was a homemaker and in earlier years she worked at Champion Spark Plug. Dorothy was a member St. Hyacinth Church where she dedicated her life with great devotion to the Catholic faith and was a member of their Altar and Rosary Society and St. Francis Guild. She was also an avid Detroit Tigers fan.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her loving husband, Thaddeus; her parents; siblings, Clem and Ray Gurzynski and Helen Kwapich. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Lenore (Matthew) Bender and Deborah (Thomas) Ketzer; grandchildren, Adam Jackson, Ryan (Tara) Owens, Justin Owens and Hillary Hansen; great grandchildren, Christopher, Kacie, Nicholas, and Camille, and several nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may visit at the W.K. Sujkowski & Son Funeral Home, 3838 Airport Hwy., on Tuesday from 2:00-8:00 p.m. with a recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Hyacinth Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial tributes may be directed to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

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