Geraldine E. Dodds
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Geraldine E. Dodds
Mrs. Dodds was born July 11, 1923, in Ponca City, Okla., a daughter of Clarence and Ada (Jones) Brown. She was a graduate of Aurora High School in Missouri.
Geraldine was employed for several years as a bookkeeper at the former Stupka Pontiac in Hermitage. Later, she began working at the former Betty Devine Beauty Shop and then at Megan's Shear Possibilities, both in Farrell.
Geraldine was a member of the American Business Women's Association, Hermitage, and served as past treasurer of the former Mercer County Dog Training Club. She was also a member of: the ladies auxiliary of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 5286, Farrell; American Legion, Post 299, Sharon; the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 55; and the Slovenian Home.
She loved traveling and enjoyed many trips with her daughter, Sandy, and son-in-law, Don, including visits to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Caribbean cruises, Las Vegas and various cities in California.
She believed you were never too old to try something new and demonstrated that by parasailing in Hawaii (age 80) and snow tubing at Seven Springs (age 82). She also enjoyed many senior junkets to local casinos and playing bingo throughout the Shenango Valley.
She is survived by: three daughters, Sandra Wasinger (Koncar) and her husband, Don, of Palm Desert, Calif., Linda Popivchak (Koncar) and her husband Greg, of Washington, and Kathleen Nagy (Koncar) and her husband Frank (deceased) of Sharpsville; a son, Stanley Koncar, of Fort Myers, Fla.; five grandchildren, Stephanie and Julianne Popivchak, Christopher (Melissa) Nagy, Amanda (Steven Shepardson) Nagy and Brooke Koncar; and one great-grandchild, Wyatt.
In addition to her parents, Geraldine was preceded in death by: her husband, Robert Dodds; her former husband, Stanley Koncar; her brothers, Wilford and Dale Brown; sister, Twila Olsen (Brown); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to either the Alzheimer's Association, at www.ALZ.org or the Humane Society of Mercer County, 29 Vine Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.
Geraldine E., 95, formerly of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday (4-14-19) in J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: 11 a.m. Monday (4-15-19) in the Chapel of America's Cemetery, 2619 E. State St., Hermitage, with Brian Swan, chaplain of AseraCare Hospice, officiating.
Interment: America's Cemetery, Hermitage.
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