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Dolores Straka

September 2, 2012
Weirton Daily Times

STRAKA, Dolores E., age 84, a homemaker of Toronto, Ohio, passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, at the Trinity Medical Center, West, Steubenville, Ohio.

She was born April 8, 1928, in Vinton, Ohio the daughter of the late Noah and Mattie Gadd Chasteen.

Dolores was a member of the Saint Francis of Assi Roman Catholic Church of Toronto and the Catholic Women's Club of the church.

She is also a member of the Toronto American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary. She loved doing her crafts and loved her family especially her daughter and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Straka who passed away Jan. 25, 2009, and whom she married March 30, 1963; sisters, Bessie McGee, Virginia Evano and Edna Pinnell; brothers, Robert and Noah Chasteen.

Dolores is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Straka and companion Jason Birkheimer of Toronto; grandsons, David Straka and Michael Martin both of Toronto.

Friends and family will gather for visitation 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Clarke Funeral Home, 302 Main St., Toronto. (740) 537-1234 or (800) 855-847-1240.

A vigil service will be held Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. There will be additional visitation Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. at the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, Findley Street, Toronto, where a Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. by celebrant Reverend Father Thomas Vennitti. Burial will follow at the Toronto Union Cemetery.

Toronto American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary Service 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in Dolores' memory may be made to the Catholic Women's Club or the St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, 1225 N. River Ave., Toronto, OH 43964.

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