Dorothy Toth

Obituary of Dorothy A. Toth

Dorothy A. Toth, 85, of Throop, died Thursday evening at Allied Skilled Nursing Facility. 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 and was employed at Tobyhanna Army Depot as an Electronic Technician Supervisor for 34 years.

She served on Throop Council and was instrumental in helping negotiate free refuse for the borough. She negotiated many contracts for the Police and worked 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 vocal family matriarch, an extremely strong and independent woman. She always supported her family's decisions and offered her opinions and life experiences.

The family would like to send a special thank you to Regional Hospital's Wound Care clinic, for their kind and compassionate care, the staff at the Gardens of Green ridge Nursing Home, the staff at Moses Taylor Hospital ICU, and Dr. Nicholas Dodge, Medical Director at Commonwealth Medical.

Survivors include: a brother, Paul Macknosky, Throop, two sister's Judy Boettcher, Clarks Summit, and Mary Jennings Littman, Jessup; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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