Dorothy A. Fonce

CORTLAND — Dorothy Ann Petak Fonce, 76, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 8, 2019, at St. Joseph Warren Hospital.

She was born July 26, 1943, in Warren, the daughter of Andrew R. Petak and Barbara Yanci Petak.

Dorothy was a 1961 graduate of St. Mary High School in Warren and ATES Technical School in 1984. She retired from PsyCare Inc. in Warren as office manager after 15 years of service. Dorothy was the first female member of the Optimist Club of Bazetta-Cortland.

In her spare time, Dorothy enjoyed reading Tess Gerritsen books, playing bingo, bowling at Echo Lanes on the Kachurik Farms team with her sister, mother and niece and going on excursions with her partner, Hank.

She is survived by her loving partner of 18 years, Henry “Hank” Luscher of Cortland; her mother, Barbara (Yanci) Petak of Niles; her son, Gary M. Fonce of Warren; her daughter, Carollyn R. Finegold of Glen Rock, N.J.; her sister, Donna Allison of Bucyrus; and her five beloved grandchildren, Andrew M. and Garrett L. Fonce and Matthew S., Nathan N. and Emma K. Finegold.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Frank J. Fonce III; her father, Andrew R. Petak; husband, Frank J. Fonce Jr.; and a sister, Mary C. Kachurik.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 9:30 a.m. until 10:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, 2019, at the Peter Rossi & Son Memorial Chapel, 1884 North Road NE, Warren. A funeral service will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Pineview Cemetery, Warren.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Dorothy’s name to the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44501.

Family and friends may wisit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to Dorothy’s family.

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