Dorothy (Habucky) Neibar, 83, of West Deer Township, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at St. Margaret's Hospital with her family by her side. Dorothy was born in the family home in Russellton, PA on January 11, 1936 to the late Stanley and Anna (Beitko) Habucky. She grew up in Russellton and lived in Russellton most of her life. She was a 1953 graduate of West Deer High School.
Dorothy began her working career at the Miner's Clinic in Russellton where she met several of her lifelong friends. Later, Dorothy was employed at Woodline Industries and Thrift Drug from which she retired in 1997. A consummate mother and homemaker, Dorothy was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family, especially the weekly Sunday dinner. She was also a talented knitter, crocheter and seamstress.
Dorothy had an unwavering faith in God. She was a lifelong member of Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church. She was a continuous supporter of the Ladies of Charity's Prayer Shawl Ministry.
Beside her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by brother & sister-in-law Stanley & Mary Habucky, brothers-in-law William Krutz and Ralph Norris and nephews Patrick Habucky and David Norris. Dorothy is survived by her daughters Leanne Neibar of Natrona Heights, Laura (Joseph) Smagala of Russellton, son Thomas Neibar of Natrona Heights, estranged granddaughter Elizabeth Neibar Young, grandson Christopher Neibar and twin granddaughters Abigail & Kathryn Smagala. Dorothy is also survived by sisters Stella Krutz and Bertha Norris both of Lower Burrell, along with many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Monday 2-4 PM & 6-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer where parting prayers will be conducted Tuesday 9:30 AM, Catholic funeral Mass will follow in Transfiguration R.C. Church, Russellton, West Deer Township with the Rev. James P. Holland, officiating. She will be laid to rest in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com