Dorothy Irene (Bednar) Valosen

July 8, 1931 ~ January 6, 2022 (age 90)


Dorothy Irene Bednar Valosen, 90, of Fishers, Indiana, formerly of Perryopolis, Pennsylvania passed away on January 6, 2022. 

She was preceded in death by her husband John; her parents Andrew and Helen (Klinsky) Bednar; brothers: Andrew Bednar and Larry Bednar; several brothers-in-law. 

She is survived by her children: Terri (Bill) Geer, John (Pam) Valosen, Susan (Alan) Serena and Melanie (Mike) Hoffmire;  grandchildren: Jason (Barbara) Geer, Mellisa (Mike) Moorman, Ashley (Toby) Deal, Matt (Cindy) Valosen, Natalie (Gary) Popielarczyk, Carrie Syfert, Michael (Devon) Serena, Adam Serena, Albert (Heidi) Serena, Marissa Hoffmire, Matthew (fiancé Malia) Hoffmire, Ashley (Loren) Hyman, Shannon (Jason) Brown; 20 great-grandchildren; Sister, Martha (Mike) DeFrancesco; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Bednar, Sharon Bednar and Helen Stulock; numerous nieces and nephews. 

She married the love of her life, John on February 19, 1949 and they spent 61 years together.  She worked at Perryopolis Shop N Save for many years and First Federal Bank of Perryopolis. She was a member of St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church for 70+ years.

Dorothy always had a kind word for everyone and was loved by many. She had a strong faith and her devotion to God was exemplary. She loved crafting - crocheting, needle point, psysanky, and coloring. 

Dorothy’s family will receive friends at Blair-Lowther Funeral Home, 305 Rear Independence Street, Perryopolis on Sunday, January 9, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM. A Panachida service will be held at 6:00 PM.  Funeral Liturgy will be on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 10:00 AM at St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Perryopolis, PA.  Memorial donations can be made to OSPTA – Home Health and Hospice Care at 4325 S.R. 51 North, Belle Vernon, PA 15012.

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

                                                                                   --Maya Angelou

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January 9, 2022

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Blair-Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Rear Independence St
Perryopolis, PA 15473

January 9, 2022

6:00 PM
Blair-Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory
305 Rear Independence St
Perryopolis, PA 15473

Funeral Liturgy
January 10, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church (Perryopolis, PA)

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