Dorothy Potosky

Obituary of Dorothy J. Potosky

Dorothy J. Potosky, age 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA. Mrs. Potosky was born January 31, 1931 in Mt. Pleasant, the daughter of the late Jacob and Josephine Fornal Iwaniec. She was a member of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church and the former Transfiguration Parish and it’s Holy Rosary Society. Dorothy had a beautiful smile and her blue eyes would always sparkle when she would enter a room. She loved to take care of and cook for her family. Dorothy had a special gift ; she could make everyone feel special. She is survived by her loving daughters: Barbara Schmucker (Alfred C.) of Mt. Pleasant, Marlene Tessler of Youngwood and Loretta J. Palmer (Arnold Jr.) of Laurelville OH, by her loving grandchildren; Donna Mcnamara (Gerald), Heather Schmucker (Lisa Freeman), Matthew Potosky, Thomas Potosky, AJ Schmucker, Justin Tessler (Laura), Amelia Palmer, and Lucas Palmer, and by numerous great-grandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by her loving sister, Marcina Pawlikowski of Mt. Pleasant and by her roommate and friend, Gladys Kazousky. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew J. Potosky, her son, Matthew A. Potosky, her son-in-law, Sam Tessler, her grandson, Samuel J. Tessler and by her brothers and sisters; Valerian and Edward Iwaniec , Joan Iwaniec, Margaret Krzanowski, Irene Fullman, Mary Jaworski, and Sister Mary Loretta. Family and friends are invited to attend Dorothy's Funeral Mass on Friday, February 25 at 11 AM in Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Roman Catholic Church, 740 Walnut St., Mt. Pleasant, with the Rev. Daniel E. Carr as celebrant. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Galone-Caruso Funeral Home, 204 Eagle Street, Mt. Pleasant. In lieu of flowers, Dorothy's family would like you to consider those living in long term care facilities. Please donate fruit, cookies or doughnuts, send flowers to residents, or anything to make them feel special. Additionally, love your family, flaws and all. The family would also like to thank the staff at Mountain View Senior living for their wonderful care of Dorothy. To offer an online condolence, please visit our website at:

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, February 25, 2022
Visitation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Church
740 Walnut Street
Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, United States
Funeral Mass
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