Dorothy Butler 1921-2013

YOUNGSTOWN – Dorothy Butler, 92, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

She was born March 5, 1921, daughter of O.E. and Marie Molter White in Plymouth, Ind. She moved to South Bend, Ind., and was a secretary to the personnel director at Bendix Corp.

She was co-editor of “Through the Porthole,” a publication of Bendix Home Appliance Corp. She was also a member of Gamma Kappa of Sigma Alpha Sorority.

On April 21, 1945, Dorothy married Charles Butler at St. Joseph Parish in South Bend, Ind., and moved to Youngstown in 1947.

Dorothy was a member of St. Edward Parish, eucharistic minister and a member of the choir. She was past president of the Confraternity of Christian Mothers and a member of the Board of Camp Fire, having received the St. Anne Award from Bishop Malone for support of girls in Camp Fire.

She served on the Board of Mahoning Valley Council of Churches. In addition, she was past president of Ladies of Charity and served two terms on the national board.

Dorothy was past president of St. Theresa Flower Club and St. Edward Garden Club. She was also vice president of Deanery National Council of Catholic Women and vice president of Church Women United, and received the Woman of the Year Award from YMCA in 2000. She was a member of DeMarillac Group at Wick Park, Bible Study Group and Sierra Club, as well as a member of the Butler Art Institute, Youngstown Club and Cenacle.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, Charles; daughters, Kathleen Zamarelli of Warren, Patricia Butler of Niles, Margaret Butler of Denver, Colo., Eileen Butler of Youngstown and Mary Kelly Butler of Mason; as well as sons, Charles Jr. (Nan) of LaSalle, Ill., Michael of Bensalem, Pa., John (Denise) of Boardman and Thomas (Marilynn) of Canfield. Also surviving is her sister, Katherine Brown of St. Meinrad, Ind.; several nieces and nephews; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren and growing.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Paul and John; and her sister, Virginia. Also deceased are her daughter, Theresa Butler, and son, Edward Zamarelli.

Dorothy’s family will receive family and friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McVean, Hughes & McClurkin Funeral Home, 711 Wick Ave., Youngstown.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial for Dorothy 11 a.m. Friday at St. Edward Church in Youngstown. There also will be calling hours 10 to 11 a.m. at St. Edward Church prior to the Mass.

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