Dorothy G. Nicklas Shemela, age 96, of Cooperstown, passed away on Wednesday morning, April 26, 2023, at Washington Place in Gibsonia.
Born in Glade Mills, PA on December 21, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Harry W. and Sara E. Steiner Nicklas.
Dorothy had been a waitress at the Horn of Plenty Restaurant in Middlesex Twp.
She was a lifelong member of Glade Run United Presbyterian Church in Middlesex, where she had served as a Deacon and was a member of the Senior Group there.
She volunteered for the South Butler Community Meals on Wheels and belonged to the Mars A.A.R.P. and the Mars Seniors Bowling Group and the Go-Getters Bowling Group of Natrona Heights.
Surviving is her son, Ronald J. Shemela and his wife, Robin of Mars, four granddaughters, Amber Mabry (Randy) in S.C., Abbey Swope (Ryan) in IN, Jenna Fatula of SC and Heather Brazill of Uniontown, two grandsons, Clayton Shemela in N.J. and Adrian Shemela (Renee) in Idaho and two nieces, Alliene Lees (Jim) and Janice Schmitt (Roy), both of Mars.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Shemela, who she married on September 21, 1946 and who died on June 2, 1985, by her son, Jay W. Shemela, and by her brothers, Wayne and H. Wesley Nicklas.
Friends will be received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of Service at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Glade Run Cemetery, Middlesex Twp., PA. In Lieu of flower, memorials may be made to South Butler Community Meals on Wheels, 1091 Pittsburgh Rd. Valencia, PA 16059. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.