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Dorothy Gaynell Tolley Fetzner

Dorothy "Dottie" Gaynell Tolley Fetzner, age 95, of Erie, went home with Jesus on Saturday, November 23, 2019. She was born in Four Pole, WV on February 28, 1924, daughter of the late William and Gillie Tolley.

Dorothy was a graduate of Waiteville High School in WV and once was the Cherry Queen in Waiteville. She was known for her strong work ethics and owned and operated Dot & Al's Pizza Shop for many years. Dorothy attended the Unitarian Universalist, and she enjoyed bingo, checkers, people and blue grass music.

Dorothy is survived by two daughters, Cathay Kramer, and Dorothy Bernatowicz (Thomas); daughter-in-law, Barbara Fetzner; ten grandchildren, Donnie, Branon, Lorraine, Carol, Andrea, April, Tawny, Todd, Tim and Tori; her faithful caregiver, Tinita Torres; and numerous great, and great-great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Fetzner; one son, Robert Fetzner; one daughter, Cheryl Burger; four sisters, Mayme Groenendaal, Nora Shelburne, Mildred Beane, and Freda Fisher; and five brothers, Mike, Sherman, Richard, Harold, and Patrick Tolley.

Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm and on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the Funeral Service there at 11 am. Interment will follow at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Westlake Fire Department, 3763 West Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505.

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The founder of the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., Constantine "Gus" Dusckas, was born in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on July 22, 1915, the son of Greek immigrants. It has been noted that the Dusckas family had a close relationship with the Drake family of oil well fame. Because of the family's deep religious beliefs, young Gus got involved with many families who were in need and less fortunate.  read more...

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