Dorothy E. (Karesky) “Dottie” Carey

Dorothy E. (Karesky) “Dottie” Carey, 71, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018, at Holy Spirit Hospital. Born March 9, 1947 in DuBois, she was the daughter of the late William Michael and Catherine Evelyn (Sedor) Karesky.

Dottie was most recently employed by Field & Stream in Camp Hill, and while having worked several other jobs in the past, she was most proud of the time she spent being able to raise and care for her grandchildren over the years. A member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mechanicsburg, Dottie was also an active member in the Columbiettes. She was currently serving as the co-president of the York Women’s Association and enjoyed many opportunities to be actively involved there. In her free time, she loved gardening and liked to keep busy with card club and her book club.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, John Richard Carey, and by her sister, Shirley Karesky.

Surviving is her son, Bill Carey and wife Bobbi of Mechanicsburg; her daughter, Alicia Hertzler and husband Rodney of Etters; her four grandchildren, Melaina and Maura Carey and Kaleb and Lyndi Hertzler; as well as her two sisters, Marilyn Kinter and Nancy Armstrong.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 E. Simpson Street, Mechanicsburg. Interment will take place privately at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. There will be a viewing from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at Malpezzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the York Women’s Association, Inc., 3435 Concord Road #3451, York, PA 17402.

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