Dorothy Ellsworth

Dorothy Ellsworth

1931 - 2020

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Dorothy (Evans) Ellsworth of Youngstown, NY passed peacefully from this world on January 11, 2020 after a brief illness and long fight with kidney disease. She was surrounded by her dearest family at Kenmore Mercy hospital when she rejoined her lost love forevermore. She was born February 12, 1931 in Niagara Falls, NY to Virginia (Ernest) Doring. She met her late husband, and love of her life, Dale “Harry” Ellsworth as a young girl. After courting, they were married for 70 years and had a beautiful family of four; Kathleen (Sullivan), Patricia (Truesdale), David, and Jamie (Pacheco). They were delighted and blessed with many descendants, extended family, and close friends who were like family to them. The family stories and memories of her buoyant personality will keep her alive for generations yet to come. We will remember the pancakes and potato salad she would not make. The bus trip to the Adirondacks to retrieve a young Patricia who missed her mommy. The racy pink toenail polish and pedicures. As well as so many adventures where is played the co-star roll with her husband. Dorothy not only raised a beautiful family but worked throughout her adult life. She used her secretarial skills at the Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation located at the Lake Ontario Ordinance Works; Bell Aircraft in Niagara Falls later Bell Aerospace; Lewiston Porter Elementary School at the Balmer Road temporary 3rd grade buildings as well as the main campus; the Deveaux School; the Erie County Planning Board located on Grand Island at the time; Erie County District Attorney Edward Cosgrove; she concluded her career working for the Gellman family at both the Conbow Corp. and The Benchmark Group. She enjoyed being active and engaged with her community in so many ways. In her early days she sang in the choir and Sweet Adelines. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Angelus Chapter 559; the Colonel John Butler branch of the UEL; and the ladies group of the UCC of Engineers Nihawk ‘10. She continued to navigate computers and technology after retirement; she helped her husband Dale with maintaining information and newsletters for the groups he was involved with. While her family grew up Episcopalian in her husband’s church, Dorothy returned to her Presbyterian roots to attend the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown, NY. Dorothy greatly enjoyed traveling and camping. There were many a family camping trip to the Adirondacks and other campgrounds when their children were young. Most memorable was a cross country camping trip with her husband late in life. When their plans included Japan, they took classes at Niagara University in order to read and speak Japanese. She truly loved visiting friends and family across the country. In addition to knitting, she enjoyed sewing and applique work. She was always happy to make a special bib for the babies coming into her life. Dorothy was pre-deceased by her husband Dale, daughters Kathleen and Patricia, as well as granddaughter Jennifer (Wagner) Magner. She will be lovingly remembered by her son David Ellsworth, daughter Jamie Pacheco; her 6 grandchildren Terra Cutlip (Lee Krawczyk), Justin Wagner, Samantha Cutlip (Chris Olivera), Ariel Sorg (Wesley), Gabriell Ellsworth, Anastasia Garis (Christopher); 11 great-grandchildren, Sage, Sky, Rose, Caynon, Megan, Karen, Willow, Angelina, Trinity, Harrison, Adeline; and 3 great-great grandchildren; as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family. A service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be held on Saturday February 8, 2020 at 11 AM at the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown at 100 Church Street, Youngstown NY 14174. In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Village of Youngstown, PO Box 168 Youngstown, NY 14174, in the memo indicate Senior Transportation Program memorial. This program was precious to Dorothy, helping her remain independent to go to and from dialysis, and is donation based.
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Memorial Service

11:00 am
Saturday, February 8, 2020
First Presbyterian Church Of Youngstown
100 Church St.
Youngstown, New York, United States