Dorothy Bell, 87, of Greenfield Township, PA, died Monday morning, December 18, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Bell, Jr. in 2009.
She was the youngest and last surviving first generation, U.S. born child of the late Joseph and Paraska "Theresa" Herishen.
Dorothy, a classy lady who loved her family and her lifelong home at Newton Lake, was a master baker, a talented cook of Russian traditional dishes, and a seamstress of the highest talent. She made many exquisite quilts. As a young woman she was a member of the Holy Ghost Byzantine Catholic Church choir in Philadelphia, PA. She lived for 8 years in Boston and worked in a bakery. Summers were always spent at the Bell home at Newton Lake, and in 1972 the family moved permanently to Newton Lake. She worked as a seamstress for 15 years at Gentex in Simpson, PA. She was a fun-loving grandmother to her three grandchildren, and spent many long summer days with them, fishing, feeding them lime jello, and playing rummy into the evenings. She had a deep personal relationship with God.
She is survived by two children: George Bell and wife Jeanne, of Snowshoe WV, and Patricia Bell and husband Robert Harkins of Newton Lake, PA; three grandchildren; Graham and Kristi Bell of California, Clay Bell and fiance Keavy Johnson of Colorado, and Eleanor Bell of West Virginia; two great grandchildren: Logan and Norah Bell, and many nieces, nephews, and their families.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers: John, Michael, and Joseph Herishen; her sisters: Anna Herishen, Helen Greskoff, Theresa Galbraith, and Mary Wanushek.
Reunited at last with her beloved husband George, we will always love and miss her. Rest in God's arms, Dorothy.
As per Dorothy's request she was cremated and a private family service will be held at a future date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.