Dorothy A. Holan 1927-2013

NILES – Dorothy A. Holan, 85, died at 3:08 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Autumn Hills Care Center in Niles.

Dorothy was born March 18 , 1927, in Franklin Township, Pa., the daughter of Carl and Molly Fuller Koslosky.

She was a 1945 graduate of Ellsworth High School in Pennsylvania and worked for seven years as a cashier at Montgomery Wards before retiring in 1980.

She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ in Liberty Township.

Her husband, Paul Holan, whom she married Nov. 15, 1946, died Jan. 1,1974.

She will be deeply missed by her sister, Nancy (Ralph) Cartino of Niles; two brothers, Robert (Louise) Koslosky of Mantua and Kenneth Koslosky of Ravenna; three grandchildren, Abby and Ashley Holan, and Seth (Kelly) Holan; three great-grandchildren, Bella, Brooklyn and Peyton, and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Paul E. Holan; and five brothers, William, Carl, Donald, Edward, and Richard Koslosky.

Friends may call from 10 until the time of the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ in Liberty. Officiating will be elders Ralph Cartino, Andre Francione and Wayne Martorana.

Burial will be in Belle Vernon (Pa.) Cemetery.

Material contributions may be made to the Church of Jesus Christ branch fund, care of the funeral home.

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