Doris L. Dale

Born: Tue., Feb. 21, 1939
Died: Fri., Jul. 13, 2018


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Jul. 18, 2018
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 18, 2018
Location: St. Luke Roman Catholic Church

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Doris L. Dale, 79, of Youngsville, passed away Friday Morning July 13, 2018 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

Doris was a lifelong resident of Youngsville. She was born February 21, 1939 in Warren to Treva (Whaley) and Walter Dale, their second child and only daughter. She was a graduate of Youngsville High School where she excelled at Math and Chemistry. She began her career at Penn Bank in Youngsville in 1964. She worked there until her retirement in 1991.   She was known to her family, grandchildren and friends as “Dodo”.  Dodo was a member of the Saron Lutheran Church for most of her life and recently converted to Catholicism 2 years ago and is now a member of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Youngsville.

Dodo’s most enjoyable times were spent in Connecticut with her daughter Amy and her 2 beloved grandchildren Vanessa and Alex.  Every summer since Vanessa was a baby, the 3 would go to Cape Cod, Massachusetts for 2-3 weeks to the beach town of Dennis Port.  She loved nothing more than watching her grandchildren play in the sand and swimming in the waves. Evenings were spent eating ice cream and watching the sunset over the ocean. She also enjoyed spending holidays and the grandchildren’s birthdays with Amy and Rick in Ct. She was there for the birth of her grandchildren and was always a source of invaluable help and information to her daughter Amy.

All of her nieces and nephews loved Dodo and her amazing sense of Humor.  She always kept everyone laughing with her satirical insights and funny quips about life.

When Dodo Pitt stopped in PA to stay home on break from CT, her favorite times were spent when friends, relatives and neighbors would stop in to visit. Everyone was welcome anytime. She enjoyed her 2 closest friends and neighbors, Mary Donahue and Sue Uhron. They both were a huge source of help, friendship and support to Dodo the last 20 years. Last but not least, Dodo was an avid animal lover, particularly cats.  She had several over the years, but none so loved as her beautiful cat companion Scruffy, whom she is now rejoined with in peace and happiness.

As was mentioned, Dodo is survived by her daughter Amy and her husband Richard Nelson Jr., and their 2 children, Vanessa and Alex, all of South Windsor, CT. and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother Robert and his wife Charlotte Dale.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 am at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, 420 North Main St. in Youngsville with The Rev. Fr. Richard Tomasone, pastor, serving as celebrant. Friends and family will gather from 9:30am until the time of Mass in the gathering space at the church.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to any animal shelter, or to the Youngsville Library, Broad St., Youngsville, Pa. 16371.  The Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville have been entrusted with all arrangements.  Condolences to the family may be made at

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Alan & Patricia McCullough
   Posted Sun July 15, 2018
Amy & Family: Please accept our sympathies in your loss. We were neighbors on Second Street across from Doris & Albert Whaley! I went to High School with you.

Marsha & Don Jackson
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Remembering all the good times.
What fun we had!!!!!
Sorry for your loss.
Marcia & Don Jackson

scott mineweaser
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Amy and family, sorry for you loss & may all our prayers bring you piece at this hard time. God Bless, Scott & Michelle Mineweaser

Stacey McKinney
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Amy and Family,

Sending you condolences in the loss of your very special mother and grandmother. I have so many fond memories of good times with her and many special conversations that will remain a fond memory.
Your mom was also very special to my dad and I know she had a soft spot for him too! I will not be able to attend the mass but please know you are all in my thoughts.

Most sincerely,


Tom Glosick
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Dear Amy, Your mom was a very special friend, all the way back to high school. She was very proud of you and your family, and talked about you at every opportunity. Doris will always be remembered for her great sense of humor and wit. Please accept our thoughts is these tough times. Tom Glosick

Jack & Patti Bailey
   Posted Tue July 17, 2018

Your Mom and I shared such fun and good times together that have made
so many wonderful memories that I will never forget.

Jack and I want you to know that our thoughts are with you and your family
at this time. Many of God's Blessings to each of you.

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