Dorothy J. Halmes, 97, of Coral, passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023, at Rose Haven Personal Care Home. The daughter of the late Stephen and Anna (Popiesz) Halmes, she was born May 11, 1925, in Coral, PA.
After graduating from Homer City High School in 1942, Dorothy moved to Pittsburgh, where she worked at Union Switch and Signal until she retired in 1985. She then moved back to Coral. Her family will always cherish the memories of her beautiful Christmas trees and Christmas villages.
Dorothy is survived by her brother William (Bill) Holmes and wife Marge, Coral; sister-in-law Patricia (Pat) Halmes, Blairsville; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings Joseph Holmes, Teresa Yancy, Agnes Vresilovic, Edward Halmes, Mildred Dechman, and John (Jack) Halmes. As per Dorothy’s request, there will be no viewing.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 18, at 1 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Coral Site, with The Reverend John A. Pavlik, OFM Cap officiating. Interment will follow in the St. Francis Cemetery, Coral. If so desired, memorial contributions can be made to Dorothy's favorite charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family wishes to thank the staff at Rose Haven Personal Care Home and AseraCare Hospice for Dorothy’s compassionate and excellent care.
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