Dorothy Valla Lucy, 76, of Roscoe, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, in Jefferson Regional Medical Center. A daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Obitko Valla, she was born March 9, 1935, in Nemacolin, PA. Dorothy was an active member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Roscoe. She was retired from California University of PA where she worked for 25 years as a secretary. Dorothy is survived by a brother, William E. Valla and family; sisters-in-law, Catherine D. Valla and Shelda Lucy Kozares; nieces Lynn Valla Czarny, Susan Valla Pitts, and Anna Valla Venturini and their families, Donna Matthews and husband, Dean, and family, and Diane Tomi and husband, Jeff; and several aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as very special persons Michael P. Lucy and George and Dolly Frangos. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 36 years and for whom she was an extraordinary caregiver for the past 11 years, Dr. John H. Lucy, who passed away on June 20, 2011; her brothers, Joe in 1951, Paul in 2005, and Frank in 2007; her sister, Patty Sapko in 1995; and a sister-in-law, Martha Valla in 2007. Friends will be received Thursday, September 15, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Melenyzer-DuBarr Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Inc., 1008 Furlong Avenue, Roscoe. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 16, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church with Rev. George Moneck officiating. Interment will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations made to The Lucy Scholarship, The Foundation for California University of Pa, California, PA 15419, or a charity of your choice.
Dear Lynne & Family, We send our sincerest sympathies to you all at this very sad time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Carol & Fran
Carol (Wargo) Mosher & Frances Wargo(school nurse) Sep 22 2011 12:00 AM
John and Dorothy have been wonderful friends and clients for many years. Since John's illness, I have spent considerable time at the Lucy home consulting about tax matters. In doing so, I have had many interesting and enjoyable conversations. They were truly very caring and charitable people. I will miss them both dearly.
David and Lynn Jones Sep 16 2011 12:00 AM
Please accept our heartfelt condolences. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.The greatest compliment to those who have passed, is to live your life and keep their memory alive. May Jehovah give you strenght through this difficult time. "The day is near when all of those who have fallen asleep will be awaken by Christ and reunited with their loved ones-John 5:28,29
Magallon Family Sep 16 2011 12:00 AM
we regret our deepest sympathy an may your family not suffer with this lost. she was a great friend an always will be will miss her an her smile.
Harry&Shirley Fowler Sep 16 2011 12:00 AM
John and I knew both Dorothy and her husband, John, for many, many years. It is a comfort, to us, to know of their deep love and belief in God. Now they can be together, once again, in a better place.
Debbie Kallis Sep 15 2011 12:00 AM
Dorothy was one of the most compassionate persons I have ever known. I enjoyed working with her doing Christian Ed at St. Joseph's many years ago. My sympathy to all of you. She will be missed.
Paula Huber Anderson Sep 14 2011 12:00 AM