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In Memory

Dorothy Yokel (Passalinqua)

Dorothy Yokel (Passalinqua)


Dorothy Joyce (Yokel) Passalinqua, 76, passed away February 17, 2019, after a courageous fight with pancreatic cancer. Born on February 14, 1942, in Beaver Falls. Dorothy lived in Tallmadge, Ohio since 1968. She retired in 2004 from Kent State University with 20 years of service. Dorothy enjoyed cooking, baking, wine tasting, dogs, reading and the British TV shows. She loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, John Yokel. Dorothy is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Johnna Passalinqua of Stow; son, Michael (Meghan) Passalinqua of Pittsburgh; grandchildren, Samuel (Marion) Jacob, Asher, Rachel and Noah; brother, Harry Yokel of Texas; sister-in-law, Edith Yokel of Cortland and a niece, Chris (Jim) Okrucky of Warren. The family will receive friends for a celebration of Dorothy’s life on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Ballroom West at the Sheraton Suites, 1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield, OH 44406. Donovan Funeral Home, Tallmadge, Ohio was in charge of arrangements.



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02/22/19 03:59 PM #4    

Sandra Sims (Peyton)

Although I haven't seen Dorothy for a number of years, I thought of her often. She was such a lovely person and I especially remember her smile. So sorry to learn she was so sick. But now she is whole and healthy again and one day we will see each other again. My thoughts and prayers are with John and their family.


02/22/19 05:48 PM #5    

Carol Stewart (Mitchell)

So sorry to know one of our classmates and a person we all appreciated has left this earth.  Dorothy had the most contagious smile and anyone that knew here was blessed with her great personality.   Prayers are with her family and may she rest in the arms of the saviour in eternal joy and peace 

02/22/19 09:14 PM #6    

Martha Dean (Hoegle)

Dorothy died too soon and I know she will be missed greatly by all who knew her.  I knew her always to be upbeat and pleasant and always willing to help others.  May God comfort all of her family and He will take care of her until they see her again.

02/22/19 09:36 PM #7    

Martha Hosack (Gurdin)

I haven't seen Dorthy since we graduated yet we all remember her as such a gracious, friendly, helpful person. What a loss.


02/23/19 11:37 AM #8    

Kaye Webb (Elder)

So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. We had been friends for a long time having both lived in downtown BF.  How fitting that she was born on Valentine's Day since, her smile and cheery personality spread love and warmth everywhere she went.  She is at peace now in God's loving hands. My sincere sympathy to John and their family. 

02/23/19 12:28 PM #9    

Gary Moore

I'll always remember Dorothy as kind and smart, with the dignity and humor of a true lady.  And what a smile! 

02/23/19 10:00 PM #10    

Joseph Betters

Many of us used to meet at the library after school to do homework. Dorothy was one of the group that did this almost every day. A new student to our high school was a friend of mine and Dorothy wanted to desperately meet him. His name was Johnny Passalinqua. I introduced them in the library and you all know the rest. My prayers are with their families and friends. 


02/24/19 12:26 PM #11    

Thomas Courtice

A great friend from grade school through high school, Dorothy demonstrated qualities of warmth, authenticity, great kindness.  Who can forget her wonderful smile!!

03/07/19 10:43 PM #12    

Janet Belkowski (MacCrindle)

So sorry to hear that another classmate has left us. I remember her in high school, so pretty. RIP Dorothy. Prayers for the family


03/09/19 12:00 PM #13    

Bernie Pokropski (Cymbor)

So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing.  She sat next to me in Ms Dougherty's Latin class where we did not DARE say a word after the bell rang.  Dorothy was always so friendly and wonderful.  My condolences to John.  Bernie Pokropsi Cymbor

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