Dorothy Toth
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Obituary of Dorothy Toth

Dorothy A. Toth, 85, of Throop, died Thursday evening, under the care of Traditional Hospice Care. Her husband, Edward A. Toth died in January of 2006. Born in Throop, she was the daughter of the late Adam and Tessie Macknosky. She attended Throop Schools, after high school she became a professional singer, traveling to many cities under the stage name Dottie Dean. Dottie later worked for the Clarks Summit State Hospital as a collection agent. Dorothy was employed and retired from the Tobyhanna Army Depot. She had special training in electronics and computers, employed as an Electronics Technician Supervisor for 34 years, she traveled to Thailand, Germany, Japan numerous times and several other countries. One several occasions her teams worked on top secret and classified guidance systems. She served on Throop Council and was instrumental in helping negotiate free refuse for the borough. She negotiated many contracts, contractor bids and worked on the planning commission for the Keystone Industrial Park. She was also very active in politics, working on many political campaigns, such as; Congressman Joe McDade and Bill Scranton’s gubernatorial campaign. Dorothy was also a member of Holy Cross Parish, St. Anthony’s Church, Throop. Aunt Dorothy was a very vocal family matriarch, an extremely passionate, strong and independent woman. She loved and supported her family in many ways, always offering her assistance, opinions and life experiences. The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Terence Cochran and Regional Hospital’s Wound Care Center staff, for their kind and compassionate care, the memory unit staff at the Gardens of Green Ridge Assistant Living, the staff at Moses Taylor Hospital ER and ICU, and Dr. Nicholas Dodge of Commonwealth Medical Group. Survivors include: a brother, Paul Macknosky, Throop, two sister’s Judy Boettcher, Clarks Summit, and Mary Jennings Littman, Jessup; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, Bobby; sisters Margie Macknosky Pavloski and Helen Macknosky Bartholomew, a brother Thomas Macknosky. The funeral will be Wednesday with mass of Christian burial at 9:30am at St. Anthony’s Church, Throop. Interment will follow at Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5-8 pm at Louis M. Margotta Funeral Home, 511 Church St. Jessup. For directions or online condolences, visit www.margottafuneralhomes.com