Dorothy D. (Derr) Steidle

September 21, 1924 ~ January 7, 2019 (age 94)


Dorothy D. Steidle, 94, died Monday evening at Seton Manor.

Born in Mechanicsville September 21, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Minnie M. (Krause) Derr. 

She was a member of St. Stephen RC Church, Port Carbon; Pottsville Senior Citizens; St. Clair Senior Citizens; and the Good Samaritan Hospital Auxiliary.  She retired from the former Bell Telephone Co. of PA, Pottsville, where she worked as a teller.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Harold “Gunk” Steidle (2014).

Dorothy is survived by her cousins Marie Sue Moyer wife of David and Dennis Brown husband of Pat.  Lifelong friends Pat and John Kutch; nephew Jim Fitzgerald; niece Linda Williams wife of Dale; niece Sharon Heckman wife of Bruce; niece Robin O’Donnell wife of Tom.  She is also survived by god children Christine Deegan and Jessica Oakhill; and many friends and good neighbors.

Funeral Services will be held 11AM Saturday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market Street Pottsville.  Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10AM until the time of service.  Interment will at the convenience of the family at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery Pine Grove.

The family would prefer donations be made in Dorothy’s memory to either St. Stephen RC Church Memorial Fund or the Hillside SPCA.

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