Dorothy J. Thomas

March 1, 1948 ~ December 13, 2019 (age 71)


Dorothy J. Thomas, 71, formerly of Rural Ridge, Indiana Township, died Friday December 13, 2019 at UPMC-St. Margaret’s Hospital with her family by her side. She was born April 1, 1948 in Harmarville to the late Joseph Thomas and Mary J. (Pollock) Petkovich. Dorothy grew up in Rural Ridge attending St. Michaels R.O. Church, Curtisville with her parents. Dorothy enjoyed attending the Community Life Center in Tarentum, hand embroidering; though she especially enjoyed her family which she loved dearly.

Survivors include her cousin with whom she lived Brenda Kestner, of Creighton, her step-sister Mildred Hoskowicz of Pittsburgh and her cousins in the Myers, Olar, Pollock, Beauth and Negley families.

Friends received Monday from 4 pm to 7 pm in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp. where a private blessing service will be conducted.  She will be privately buried next to her Mom in Deer Creek Cemetery, Harmar Township. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Community Life Center – Tarentum, 702 E. 2nd Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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December 16, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Private Services


Community Life - Tarentum
702 East Second Avenue, Tarentum PA 15084
Tel: 1-724-230-3240

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