YOUNGSTOWN - A prayer service will be held on Friday Feb. 22 at 9:15 a.m. at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel, 4303 Mahoning Ave., followed by a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at the Cathedral of St. Columba in Youngstown, for Mrs. Dorothy P. George, who, just three weeks shy of her 94th birthday, died from Alzheimer’s on Saturday evening at the Humility House.
Dorothy was born in Youngstown on March 8, 1925, a daughter of Albert and Elizabeth (Whalen) Niles.
She attended school at St. Columba and The Rayen School. She worked for GE Lamps through World War II.
Dorothy was a long time member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and was a current member of St. Columba. She supported her children in school with numerous volunteer hours for Davis Elementary School and was active with the local Cub Scout Pack 49.
She was one of the founding members of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Austintown Fire Department, where her husband was a fireman and Chief Communications Officer for Austintown Police and Fire.
Dorothy was very proud of her Irish heritage and never missed a St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Dorothy married Clyde H. George on June 17, 1944, and he died on Oct. 4, 2005.
She leaves to cherish her memory her two sons, C. Thomas George of Boynton Beach, Fla. and Donald P. (Karen) George of Boardman; four grandchildren, Carrie (Tony) Pasquale, Donald (Cindy) George Jr. Jacob (Alicia) George, and Cassie George; and 11 great-grandchildren, Sadie, Serena, Sienna and Sophia Pasquale, Jeff, Alex, Zack, Ava, Lily, Alyssa, and Jacen George.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; three sisters, Katherine Heim, Florence Uber and Helen Ulicney; and four brothers, Thomas, Fred, John, and Clarence (Mick) Niles.
Her family wishes to thank the staff at Humility House for their caring compassion and support.
Family and friends may visit on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home.
Donations may be made in memory of Dorothy to Humility House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown, OH 44515; or to Alzheimer’s Association, 3711 Starr Centre Dr. Suite 4, Canfield, OH 44406.