Dorothy J. Byers, 1936-2013

HOWLAND – Dorothy J. Byers, 77, of Howland, passed away at 6:39 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, in the coronary care unit at Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Dorothy was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Warren the daughter of the late Steve and Mary E. Mozak Gaydosh.

Dorothy was a faithful and active member of SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, where she served as church and school secretary for 30 years. She was a member of the St. Benedict Auxiliary, Ladies Guild, Benedictine Oblates and Altar and Rosary Society.

Dorothy was married at SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church on Aug. 27, 1955, to Wiley Byers, and together they shared 57 years of marriage and the love of 12 children, Patrick (Janet) Byers of Stewartstown, Pa., Stephanie (Craig) McKnight of Deerfield, Christine (Ray) Raub of Lexington, N.C., Dianna (John) Koza III of Vienna, Mary Beth Byers of Howland, Timothy (Annamarie) Byers of Norwalk, Angela (Rich) Conway of Girard, Victor Byers (deceased), Christopher Byers of Niles, Lynn Britton (deceased), Stephen (Nikki) Byers of Hubbard and Robert (Jennifer) Byers of Gulfport, Miss.; 24 four grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother, Theodore P. Gaydosh Sr.

Calling hours will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home, where a Parastas service will take place at 8 p.m.

A funeral liturgy with the Very Rev. Andrew Deskevich officiating will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to leaving for church.

Burial will follow in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Lordstown.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Dorothy’s name to SS. Peter and Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, 180 Belvedere Ave. N.E., Warren, OH 44483, or to the Bella Women’s Center, 1192 North Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483.

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Arrangements for the Byers family is under the direction of the Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home.

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