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Dorothy M. (Makara) Denke

June 29, 1929 ~ May 22, 2022 (age 92)

Obituary

Dorothy M. Denke, 92, of Weatherly, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 22, 2022 at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, following a brief illness.

Born in Oneida, June 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Anna (Palushock) Makara and spent the past six years in Weatherly, after moving from Hazleton.

Dorothy was a 1947 graduate of North Union Twp. High School, Nuremberg.  She was Garment Worker in many local sewing factories throughout her working career.  She was a member of Sacred Heart RC Church, Weston.  She loved to play BINGO, traveling, going out to eat, and shopping. 

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her first husband Clair M. Fisher; second husband Ernest R. Denke, brothers Stephen, John, Thomas, and James Makara, step-brother John Palushock, and step-sisters Catherine Wolfe, and Dorothy Adamchick.

Surviving are her daughter Carol Ernst and husband Bruce, Pottsville; step-daughter Deborah Ann Smith, Dorrance; one grandchild; sister Veronica Supon Pallover, Weston; brother Martin Makara and wife Shirley, Greenville, SC and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 10 am in Sacred Heart RC Church, 554 Main St., Weston. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Wednesday morning from 9 am until the time of the Mass.  Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. (West), 1265 Rock Glen Rd., Rock Glen is assisting the family with the arrangements.  

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Services

Public Viewing
Wednesday
May 25, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sacred Heart RC Church
554 Main Street
Weston, PA 18256

Mass
Wednesday
May 25, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Sacred Heart RC Church
554 Main Street
Weston, PA 18256

Graveside Service
Wednesday
May 25, 2022

11:00 AM
Sacred Heart RC Cemetery
Weston Road
Weston, PA 18256

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