The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

January 11, 2013

Dorothy L. Purtilo

Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Dorothy Louise Purtilo, age 88, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Ashtabula County Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 12, 1924, in Cleveland, the daughter of Burt and Florence (Lee) Bell and had been an Ashtabula resident most of her life.

A baptized member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses since Nov. 29, 1998, she enjoyed doing fancy craft work, making doilies, tatting, and going  to nursing home and Jehovah’s Witnesses meetings.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Hartwig; her step-brother, Junior Hartwig; and her parents.

She leaves no immediate survivors except for close friends, including David and Evelyn Dubach.

A Service will be held 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14th, at DUCRO FUNERAL SERVICES AND CREMATORY, 4524 Elm Ave., Ashtabula. Marvin Williams, of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, will officiate. Burial will be in Perry Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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