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Dorothy L. (Rauch) Grayburn

November 14, 1925 - August 26, 2023


Obituary For Dorothy L. (Rauch) Grayburn

Age 97, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Baldwin Borough, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 26, 2023.

Dorothy was the beloved wife of the late Harold Grayburn Jr. for over 50 years. Together they raised six sons of whom she was so proud. She was the loving mother to Curt (Jancey), Kevin (Debbie), Kerry (Margaret), Craig (Diane), Kenneth (the late Kelly), and Cory (Sue). She was the cherished grandmother of Ryan (Janna), Jessica, Justin (LaShay), Brian (AnneMarie), Jennifer (Nicholas Genau), Megan (Ryan) Baker, Michael (Angela), Sean (Kyleigh), Chelsea (Tucker) Sigourney, Nicole, Christopher, Sarah, and Taylor. Dorothy was also blessed with great-grandchildren Nolan, Benson, Reed, Eva, Lucas, Reagan, Benjamin, and the late Johnathon and many wonderful nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents (Edith and Harry Rauch) and her two siblings and their spouses, Robert (Mae) Rauch and Patsy (Ralph) Anderson who she dearly loved. Dorothy was a devout Christian who spread the word of Jesus. She was a devoted and active member of the Calvary Full Gospel Church in Bridgeville for over 30 years and cherished her church family. After successfully raising six sons, Dorothy began a new career as a nurse’s aide at Jefferson Hospital where she cared for patients until she retired at 70. Dorothy loved music and throughout her life she found peace and joy as she sang hymns of praise even as her health declined. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who will be dearly missed. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m in the John F. Slater Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, family suggests contributions to Calvary Full Gospel Church, 538 Hickory Grade Road, Bridgeville, PA 15017.

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  • 08/30/2023

    Dorothy has truly been a gift to our family...from many encouraging cards when my husband David and I were parenting young children to wonderful words of wisdom spoken to Laura and I as we drove her home from church. What a precious season that was! Thank you for sharing Dorothy with us...we treasure our memories of her! Trisa

  • 08/29/2023

    I met Dorothy when I first started coming to Calvary in 1998. She would always ask me how my family was specifically by name. She sent my daughter and I cards, encouraging us in our journey with God. She had such wisdom, and passed that on to the younger ones, sharing how faithful God had been to her and imparting truths to me. Truly she was from the mold of Timothy's mother, Lois. I look forward to seeing Dorothy in eternity.

  • 08/29/2023

    I'm so sorry to read this. Your mom was so sweet, kind and a hard worker at Jefferson. It was truly a pleasure to work with her. Eternal peace✝️

  • 08/29/2023

    Dorothy was such a sweet lady and I will miss her, but I know she will be there to greet me in heaven. Blessings to your family from far away. Linda Suska former Calvary Full Gospel Member Brooksville, Florida

  • 08/29/2023

    Dorothy was a "mother" to many at Calvary Church. Every conversation with Dorothy was meaningful as she gave wise advice. She was joyful and had a beautiful countenance putting others before herself. Many will remember Dorothy as a "great encourager" as she sent countless cards over the years to all ages; that was her ministry. Dorothy often spoke about her family and how much she loved them. One thing I will remember is when she left a voicemail, she always said "Love, Dorothy". She was a beautiful servant of God. Deb Pilardi