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Dorothea J. Shemonitz

March 02, 1925 - May 17, 2020

Obituary for Dorothea J. Shemonitz

Shemonitz, Dorothea J. (Perla) "Dorothy", age 95, on Sunday, May 17, 2020, of Beechview, formerly of Mt. Washington.

Beloved wife of the late Michael; sister of the late Adalgesia "Jessie" Angelina, Virgil, Licia "Lee" Ottaviano, Louis, Rose Walter, Vera Greenstone, Agatha Faulds and Daniel; survived by her loving goddaughters Barbara (Jim) Emmett and Dorothea "Dee" Walter and many loving nieces, nephews and their families. Dorothy was retired from the Pittsburgh Press and Post-Gazette after working many years as a manager in the classified advertisement department. Services will be held privately. Arrangements by the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Dorothy was like a mother to me and she was like a sister too. I thank God for placing her in my life as a friend who strengthened me with her prayers, blessed me with love, and encouraged me with hope and so much wisdom. My heartfelt sympathies go to Dee and Barbara and all the family during this sad time. My mom, Albina, went to heaven exactly 6 weeks before Dorothy arrived there. It's comforting to know they're both in paradise now. A sweet friendship refreshes the soul Proverbs 27:9
- Marcia
Rest in peace Dorothy
- Donna Nugent

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