Dorothy M. “Dot” Kavinski Wykoff, 85, of Warren, PA died Thursday evening, December 12, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 17, 1928 in Warren, PA the daughter of the late Andrew and Theresa Kopko Kavinski.
Dot grew up in Clarendon, PA and was a lifelong Warren area resident. She graduated in 1945 from Warren High School where she was her class Valedictorian. She was employed with the former New Process Company. Dorothy was a member of St. Joseph R. C. Church and former member of the former St. Clara’s R.C. Church of Clarendon, PA. She is fondly remembered as a fun loving mom, grandmother, greatgrandmother. A woman with a strong Catholic devotion, her family was everything to her.
She was very witty and proud of her family heritage. She always said she was “No Rockefeller” and “I know this information, I don’t ask for it” most of which she took with her to the grave.
She is survived by her 3 Daughters Cheryl Rondinelli and husband, Mark of Boiling Springs, PA., Cathy Olsen and husband, Mike of Irvine, PA., Terri Bevevino and husband, Randy of Clarendon, PA., 10 Grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren, Best friend, Mary Walker of Clarendon, PA., several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, John E. “Jack” Wykoff who died September 10, 2009 whom she married September 30, 1950 at St. Clara’s R.C. Church, Clarendon, PA., 1 Daughter Cindy L. Zavinski, her soninlaw, James Zavinski, 6 Brothers Joseph, John, Stephen, Michael, Charles and Patrick Kavinski, 4 Sisters Katherine Kavinski, Anna Rossi, Mary D. Bevevino, Julia Albaugh.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA on Monday, December 16, 2013 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 PM where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:45 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA with Fr. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the James Zavinski Scholarship Fund, c/o Jenny Rondinelli, 3629 Conewango Avenue, Warren, PA. 16365 or Hospice of Warren County or the Warren Cancer Center, both located at 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA. 16365. Those wishing to submit email condolences may do so by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.