Dorothy Ann (Lewandowski) Bihun

Born: Wed., Nov. 11, 1953
Died: Sat., Oct. 26, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 29, 2019
Location: Robert F. Mulcahy Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Wed., Oct. 30, 2019
Location: SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Greek Catholic Church

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Bihun, Dorothy Ann, 65, Cairnbrook, died October 26, 2019 at home.  Born November 11, 1953, the daughter of Edward and Irene (Kerekes) Lewandowski.  Preceded in death by parents; husband, John; brother, Ed; and nephew, Josh.  Survived by sons, Michael (Kerissa), and Dale (Ariane); grandchildren, Matthew, Madysen, Johnathon, and Isabella.  Dorothy was a 1971 graduate of Shade High School.  After graduation she went to work for the U.S. Information Agency in Washington D.C. (the motion picture and television division). She served as secretary to three branch chiefs and payroll clerk to 43 employees.  After six months of working with them, she was promoted.  Upon leaving Washington D.C. she worked briefly at Penn Furniture Co. in Somerset as a secretary.  In 1972 she decided to marry the love of her life, John, and start a family, thus becoming a stay at home mom.  She truly enjoyed raising their two sons, and participated in Little League as a score keeper, became a den mother for the Cub Scouts, and even became the first assistant Webelos leader.  She belonged to SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Church where she sang in the choir for many years, taught Sunday School, helped organize the Church’s Easter Egg Hunt and Halloween parties.  Also helped with the baking of bread and making pierogis at the church.  She worked part-time for Bonnie Wonder’s Sassy Pup as an assistant dog groomer.  A talent she grew to love, she tried her hand at opening her own business called “Dot’s Tender Touches”.  She worked from her home doing a small clientele.  She decided to work full-time one summer at the Somerset Sewing Factor.  But after her youngest son told her how much he missed her, she quit her job the next day.  She did however continue to work part-time for the Shade Central City Joint Authority whenever needed.  She and her husband John participated in the Ethnic Wedding on May 6, 1995.  All proceeds from the wedding went into building a museum for the Central City Historical Society which stands in the Central City Park today.  Her greatest joy in life were her grandchildren.  She could be found sneaking them candy and money for “little jobs” they did for her, always getting kisses and hugs.  She loved to bake and cook, usually having the traditional meals at Christmas and Easter at her house.  Her bread, pigs in a blanket, and pierogis were loved by all.  She also loved to read, crochet and plant flowers.  Always enjoyed being the first and most frequent customer at the greenhouse in Central City.  She also loved animals, so much that she would take in any lost or abused animals she found.  She will be missed by her own “babies”, Angel and Panda.  Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City where Panachida will be sung at 7 p.m.  Funeral Service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at SS Peter and Paul Orthodox Greek Catholic Church, The Very Rev. Miles Zdniak and Deacon Fr. Oleg Aminov.  Committal, Parish Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers it is Dorothy’s request that donations be given to your local animal shelter.

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