Dorthy Veale | Obituaries | The Democratic Tribune

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February 23, 1934
January 21, 2022

Dorthy passed from this life to eternity with God on January 21, 2022. Born February 23, 1934, in Johnstown, she was predeceased by her parents Charles C. and Emma (Custer) Merritt; sisters, Donna Merritt and Kathleen Carlson; brother, Charles R. Merritt. She is survived by her sister, Carol Caroff of Salix; son, Donald “DC” Veale of Ellicott City, MD; his daughter Carolyn Veale of Oklahoma City, OK; grandson, Joshua Veale of Ellicott City, MD; granddaughter, Heather Polonsky (Alex) of Catonsville, MD. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in nursing, she worked as a nurse supervisor at the Community Nursing Service in Johnstown for many years. She was always an avid reader and enjoyed writing poetry occasionally. It tickled her a lot that a few were published. In her youth, she loved to paint. She was very active in her church, St. Mark’s Episcopal in Johnstown. She sang in the choir, served in the Altar Guild, and enjoyed doing communion at home with locked-in people as a lay Eucharistic minister for many years. She has also sung in several community choirs. She gave blood regularly throughout her adult life. She loved her siblings, her children, her grandchildren, and her nephews and nieces. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Instead of sending flowers, please donate to your church or a charity of your choice in her honor.

Published on January 23, 2022

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