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Dorothy (Bassompierre) Kotsenas

May 23, 1921 ~ December 2, 2021 (age 100)

Obituary

Dorothy B. Kotsenas

Age 100, formerly of Greensburg, on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Born May 23, 1921 to Dora Bogart Bassompierre and Jules Bassompierre. Beloved wife of the late William G. Kotsenas; loving mother of Mary B. Williams (Robb) of Moraga, CA and Nancy J. Knauss (William) of Indiana Twp.; cherished grandmother of Cole and Julia Williams, William III (Clare), Steven (Megan) and John Knauss; great grandmother of Nora, Mary Beth, William IV and Evie; sister of the late Mary Louise Miller and Monsignor Paul Bassompierre.

Dorothy graduated from St. Benedict’s Academy in Pittsburgh in 1939 and from the University of Pittsburgh in 1943. She worked in the Office of the General Counsel at Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation from 1944 to 1950. She and Bill raised their family in Bethel Park, PA, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Greensburg, PA. Dorothy taught elementary school in both Idaho Falls and in Pleasant Unity, PA. Dorothy was active in the St. Vincent Basilica Parish in Latrobe and the Botanical Society of Westmoreland County. She was a volunteer for the Latrobe St. Vincent de Paul Store. Dorothy enjoyed nature walks, gardening, reading and traveling. She was curious, interested and engaged in the world around her, and was generous and compassionate. She was a true environmentalist, living lightly on the planet, but making a significant impact on those who knew her.

No Visitation. A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, December 7th at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Parish, St. Joseph Church, 342 Dorseyville Rd., O’Hara Twp. The family will receive friends in the Church Hall following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or to TASH, Inc, a Pittsburgh based non-profit organization that supports impoverished and marginalized communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. https://tashinc.org/donate/
       

 

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Services

Funeral Mass
Tuesday
December 7, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
342 Dorseyville Road
O'Hara Twp., PA 15215

Reception
Tuesday
December 7, 2021

10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
St. Joseph Church
342 Dorseyville Road
O'Hara Twp., PA 15215

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