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Dorothy Horvatich

January 14, 1924 ~ June 13, 2020 (age 96)


Boardman- Dorothy Horvatich, 96, died Saturday morning, June 13, 2020 at the Briarfield at Ashley Circle.

Dorothy was born January 14, 1924 in Monessen, PA, a daughter of Joseph and Elvina (Fleming) Mattie.

Dorothy relocated to Campbell at the age of 12 and met her future husband, Frank Horvatich Sr., on her first day of  school when he walked her to class. They were married on February 11, 1941, and she became a dedicated homemaker, wife, and mother. Dorothy took great pride in taking care of her family and home, always keeping an immaculate house and yard. 

Dorothy loved to dance, especially tapping. On her 90th birthday, she received new tap shoes and danced for family and friends at her party.  

Her husband, Frank Horvatich Sr., preceded her in death on March 7, 2009. She is survived by her daughters, Roberta (Ernest Kuhley) Shuler of Columbiana and Patricia (Edward) Buttle of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; son, Frank (Charlene) Horvatich Jr. of Boardman; sister, Anna Mae Oravitz of Struthers; brother, Wallace Mattie of California; sister-in-law, Irene Mattie of Lowellville; 8 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

In addition to her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, John, and Martin Mattie.

Due to COVID-19, safety precautions will be taken. With that said, visitation will be Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home, 11 Spring St., Struthers. The 6-foot rule will be honored, and we ask that all guests, whose health allows, wear a mask. For the safety of everyone, we politely ask that visitors do not linger at the funeral home after seeing the family. Following calling hours, all are invited to a celebration of life dinner at Elmtree Catering, 170 Walton Ave., Struthers. 

The family would like to express their appreciation and thank Briarfield at Ashley Circle, SouthernCare Hospice, and her nurse Jennifer Razo for the wonderful care they gave to Dorothy in her time of need. 

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences. 

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June 16, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Davidson-Becker Funeral Home
11 Spring Street
Struthers, OH 44471

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