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Dolores Cecelia Vantroba "Dolly"

Vantroba – Dolores Cecelia, “Dolly”, “Doluncia”, 92, Parkhill, went peacefully to be with the Lord on January 30, 2021 at Amber Springs at LaurelWood Care Center. Born on July 14, 1928 in Johnstown, daughter of Peter and Mary (Podgorny) Vantroba. Preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Adam, John Jacob, Valentino, George, Walter, Catherine, Joseph, Sophie, and Theodore. She is survived by her loving sister, Elizabeth A. Vantroba, Parkhill; sister-in-law, Eleanor Vantroba, Johnstown and numerous nieces and nephews. Dolly was a 1947 graduate of Franklin High School. She was employed at Busy Bee Restaurant and later at Franklin Street United Methodist Church Day Care. Dolly was a member of the Church of the Transfiguration, where she assisted with various church functions as well as being a choir member at the former Assumption of the BVM Catholic Church. She enjoyed researching her family tree with the help of very special friends. She was very proud of her Polish Heritage and she loved singing Polish songs with her sister, Elizabeth. Dolly loved her Lord, and her church dearly. Due to Covid-19 there will be no public viewing. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Mass at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Church of the Transfiguration, Fr. Robert C. Hall, Pastor. Private burial will be at Assumption Cemetery. The family is being served by the Baker-Harris Funeral Chapel, 229-231 First Street, Conemaugh. Contributions may be directed to the Church of the Transfiguration, 335 Second Street, Johnstown, PA 15909 in memory of Dolores. Online condolences may be posted to www.wharrisfuneralhome.com.

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I was very saddened to see the Obit regarding the death of my Dear Friend, Dolly/Doluncia Vantroba. Though I knew her all my life through our Polish-American Heritage & our parochial ties to both the former Assumption B.V.M. Church & the present Church of the Transfiguration, I came to share a close relationship to her sister, Elizabeth, & her as I helped them in the Research of their Vantroba (Watroba) & Podgorny Family Histories. We had many wonderful times together as we researched the past. Dolly & Elizabeth referred to me as "Pan Dyrektor," which means "Mr. Director" in the Polish Language. I will miss her dearly. However, I believe that Dolly is presently with the Lord & the Blessed Mother Maryin Heaven, where she is praisingThem Bothas well as meeting with all her Loved Ones & Family Members who have gone before her. I can only wonder what a beautiful time she is having. The Lord has been good to her over the course of her long life. May the Lord now reward her for her Faith, Hope & Love! Wieczny Odpoczynek , Doluncia! (Eternal Rest, Dolly!) Until we meet again, Z Bogiem (With God), Pan Dyrektor aka Joseph/Jozef Gaborek

Joseph Gaborek Feb 3 2021 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to you all. I remember a bus trip we took and she sang with the whole busload!! When I think of her, the word fun comes up!! R.I.P. Dolly.

Donna Shoenthal Feb 2 2021 12:00 AM