Dorothy Marie Bombeck, 95, of Brookfield, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, with family at her side.
Dorothy was born on Erie Street in Masury Aug. 25, 1922. Coming into the world two months prematurely, her first bed was a shoe box, warmed by the heat of a nearby stove. Raised in the house her father, Kenneth L. Reinhart and mother Helen (Mild) Reinhart, built on Route 7, she attended Brookfield dchools and graduated in 1940.
She attended Sharon Business College and worked in the office of National Malleable and Steel Castings Corp., Sharon.
She married her high school sweetheart, Walter Bombeck Jr. of Sharon on Oct. 16, 1944, and embarked on a career as a U.S. Air Force, pilot's wife, taking up residence in numerous states throughout Walter's 24-year career. She and Walter raised three sons on their life's journey.
Dorothy returned to her Brookfield family home in 1965 while Walter flew corporate aircraft at Youngstown Airport, and she began a 20-year career as executive assistant at Mercer County ARC in Hermitage.
Dorothy volunteered at Warren General Hospital, was a Cub Scout den mother, and a Trumbull County Elections official.
She attended Brookfield United Methodist Church.
Dorothy is survived by sons, Major (Ret.) Jeffrey Bombeck, of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Gregory Bombeck, Eagle River, Alaska, and Scott C. Bombeck, Esq, Brookfield; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Walter Bombeck Jr.; sister, Marjorie Bartholomew; brothers, Kenneth L. Reinhart Jr., William Reinhart and Glen Reinhart; granddaughter, Lori (Vasile) Bombeck; and grandson, Josh Bombeck.
Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to one's favorite charity.
Dorothy Marie, 95, of Brookfield .
Calling hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday (11-30-17) in the home of BRICELAND FUNERAL SERVICE, 379 State Route 7 S.E,. Brookfield.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for her family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Published on November 26, 2017