Dolores Ann Grodecki
Dolores Ann "Dee" Grodecki, 87, formerly a longtime resident of Hermitage, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 7, 2020, in Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
Mrs. Grodecki was born July 17, 1932, in Sharon, a daughter of the late John and Helen (Sekerak) Opalenik. She was a 1950 graduate of Hubbard High School and later completed courses at the former Youngstown Beauty School to earn her cosmetology license.
Dee owned and operated her salon, Hair Fashions by Dee, for many years. She began with a salon on State Street in Sharon, later moving to her Hermitage location, and ultimately ran the salon out her home. Dee's passion for her work matched beautifully with the opportunity to spend time with many different people, the part of the job she loved most.
Dee was a member of the Church of Notre Dame, Hermitage.
With an appreciation for art in any form, she enjoyed painting and making crafts, particularly the beautiful synthetic roses she constructed from coffee filters. Dee also loved spending time with her family and dogs.
Her husband of 59 years, Anthony R. Grodecki, whom she married Aug. 12, 1950, preceded her in death on April 7, 2010.
Surviving are a daughter, Paulette (Steven) Bricker, Powell, Ohio; a son, Daniel Grodecki, Hermitage; three sisters, Judy Hennigan, Alabama; Elaine Greene, West Middlesex; and Elizabeth (Marty) Opalenik-Martinez, Oakland, Calif.; two brothers, Steven (Karen) Opalenik, West Middlesex; and Paul (Laura) Opalenik, Wakeman, Ohio; and three grandchildren, Daniel Grodecki II, Kimberly Ann Fleming, and Zoe Elizabeth Bricker, as well and many nieces, nephews and God children.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dee was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Grodecki; and a brother, John Opalenik.

Dolores Ann "Dee," 87, formerly of Hermitage.
Calling hours: 1 p.m. until the time of service Saturday (1-11-20) in J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Saturday, in the funeral home, with the Very Rev. Richard Allen officiating.
Entombment: St. Rose Mausoleum, Hermitage.
Published on January 9, 2020


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Bill Fabrey
Jan 18, 2020
So sorry about Dee's death, good friends with her and Tony, all the way back to Fisher Hill residents and than some!!! God Bless her and her family!!!!!
Cindy (Germadnik) Wiesen
Jan 12, 2020
Mrs. Grodecki or “Mom” as I used to call her, was a wonderful, sweet, kind, compassionate, & loving woman who was beautiful inside & out!!!! I spent many happy times with her & Paulette & the rest of her family in my youth & never forgot how she was always available to listen & talk & share her love. I know she will be extremely missed by many. My love & prayers to Paulette & Danny.❤️❤️
Penney Mihlo & Lee Doutt
Jan 11, 2020
So very sorry to hear your mother passed away. My mom and I send out deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Steve, Chad, Julie & Family
Jan 10, 2020
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Steve Opalenik Jr.
Jan 10, 2020
Rest in peace Aunt Dee. I will always have great memories of you and Uncle Tony. Swimming in your pool, singing Christmas carols around your organ and seeing you in Florida. My sincere condolences to your family.