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Dorothy Caniff

September 18, 2012
The Herald-Star

CANIFF, Dorothy J., 70, of Bloomingdale, Ohio, died Sunday, September 16, 2012, at Valley Hospice Care Center North. She was born November 18, 1941, in Steubenville, Ohio, a daughter of the late John and Artella Stocklash Donnelly.

Dorothy was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, and a previous member of the Wintersville Athletic Boosters Club. She graduated from Steubenville Catholic Central.

Dorothy was an avid sports fan and liked the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

She was preceded in death by her husband James A. "Niffy" Caniff Jr. on January 22, 2011; son, James A. "Bee" Caniff III; and brother, Joseph Donnelly.

Surviving are her son, Jeff (Sheila) Caniff of Bloomingdale, OH; daughter-in-law, Amy Aracich Caniff of Wellsburg, WV; three grandchildren J.J. and Justin Caniff both of Bloomingdale, OH and Josh Caniff of Wellsburg, WV; two brothers, James Donnelly of Wintersville, OH and Jack Donnelly of Philadelphia, PA; and three sisters, Helen Wiggins of Florida, Carol (Smoke) McAfee of Hopedale, OH and Diane Donnelly of Carrollton, OH.

Friends may call on Tuesday 7-9 p.m. at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, Wintersville. Funeral liturgy with mass will be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. with Msgr. Kurt Kemo as celebrant. Vigil Service 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial donations may be directed to Valley Hospice, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943; or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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