Edward F. Dofka, 78, of Gallatin, TN, formerly of Weirton, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014 in the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin.
Born June 15, 1935 in Weirton, he was a son of the late Joseph and Rose M. Dulemba Dofka.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Richard J. Dofka, Sr.
After his Weir High School graduation Edward graduated with a BS in Math and Secondary Education from the former West Liberty State College and attended Marshall University and WVU for graduate classes.
Mr. Dofka retired from the Hancock County Board of Education where he taught math at Weir High School. He also served as Manager for the Hancock School Employee Federal Credit Union and was a veteran of the United States Army.
He was a member of the College Heights Baptist Church in Gallatin and a former member of the Family of God Christian Center in Weirton. Ed was an avid golfer, having won golf championships at Williams Country Club, Woodview Golf Club and the former Pleasant Valley Country Club. He loved working in his rose garden and participated yearly in the Relay for Life walk in celebration of his cancer survivorship.
Edward is survived by his wife of 56 years, Barbara Barrett Dofka of Gallatin; son, Gregory B. Dofka of New Cumberland, WV; daughter, Dr. Dianna L. Shipley and her husband, David of Gallatin; sisters, Patricia “Patty” Zielinsky and her husband, Thomas of Weirton and Rose Ann Keller and her husband, Bill of Denver, CO; his loving grandchildren, Gregory Dofka, Emily Shipley and Jonathan Shipley and his dog, Precious.
Visitation will be held Saturday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV.
Additional visitation will be held Sunday from 1 p.m. until the Celebration of Life service at 2 p.m. at Family of God Christian Center with Pastor Craig Greathouse officiating.
Entombment will be in Highland Hills Memorial Gardens, Follansbee, WV.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family of God Christian Center, The Gallatin Relay for Life, Gideons International or College Heights Baptist Church.
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