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Dorothy Jane Clark

May 22, 1941 ~ February 20, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Dorothy Clark Obituary

Dorothy Jane Clark loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother

Portville- Dorothy Jane Clark, 82, life long resident of Portville, passed away peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday night (February 20, 2024).

Dorothy, known as Dotti, to all who knew and loved her, was born on May 22, 1941 in Bradford, PA. She was the daughter of the late, John and Grace Brown Fichtner. In 1957, she married her husband of 66 years, Ralph Clark.

Dotti, lived a full life as a housewife and mother in the home that she and Ralph built together and have lived in since 1972. She enjoyed gardening, antiquing, baking and reading. Some of her favorite times were playing games with her family, playing with her dog Sadie, or just sitting on her patio, enjoying the sounds of nature that surrounded their home.

Dotti was an active member of her church, Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle, where she taught kindergarten at the church’s school for seven years. Later in life, she became an author, writing 18 inspirational books published by Harlequin/Steeple Hill.

Dotti is survived by her husband, Ralph; two sons, Craig (Tina) Clark and Cory (Tara) Clark; her grandchildren, Megan Reveal, Shaina Sirianni and Hillary Schrum; three great grandchildren, Faith Reveal, Nevaeh Clark and Theo Sirianni.

She was predeceased by her parents, John and Grace; her daughter, Brenda Pendergast; and grandson, Mason Clark.

Family, will hold a private memorial in Dorothy’s honor. Burial will be at the convenience of the family, in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Portville. She will be laid to rest next to her daughter, Brenda.

Memorials if desired may be made to Comfort House of Allegany County 141 East State St. Wellsville, NY 14895.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State St., Olean. 

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