Dorothy Kominak, 88, a long time resident of northeast Ohio and Twisp, passed away peacefully after a full and happy life on April 13, 2017, in Cheyenne, Wyoming where she resided with her daughter and son-in-law Audrey and Mark Warden for the last few years of her life.
Born April 30, 1928, in Struthers, Ohio, to Peter and Katherine Kasper, who emigrated from Austria-Hungary — now Slovakia — Dorothy graduated from Struthers High School class of 1946.
Dorothy loved the outdoors, sports, and dancing. On July 25, 1953, she married Aloysius Kominak at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Campbell, Ohio. For 50 years they made their home in the Youngstown area where they raised seven children. Dorothy worked hard, loved her family and always looked forward to holidays when she would decorate and host all her children and extended family. She lived to cook and anyone could find fresh baked goods on a Sunday to share after mass. She worked for the Boardman, Ohio school district as a cook and for Marie Eberth Catering.
After a horrific car accident in 1985 limited much of her mobility and cognitive function, she continued to live with a positive and optimistic outlook on life; never bitter or resentful, she was always willing to relearn even the smallest tasks. Dorothy remained sweet and easy to be around despite the indignities of poor health.
At the age of 76, Dorothy realized a dream from her childhood of living in the Pacific Northwest when she and Al moved to be closer to some of their children who were settled in Twisp. They enjoyed their late years living close to their sons Gary and Glen and their young families, as well as their daughter Audrey Warden and her family.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Andrea; five sons and daughters-in-law: Allen and Helen, Glen and Anna, Gary and Leah, Greg and Joanne, and Gerald and Candi; daughter and son-in-law Audrey and Mark Warden; 17 grandchildren: Matt (Brittany) and Chris (Sarah), Mark and Bryan (Cali) Warden, Taylor, Hunter, and Cody, Syann (Jeremiah), Clancy, David and Grace-Ann, Andrew, Nina, Peter, Maria, Natalia, Margaret; great-grandchildren Kennedy, Brynn, Georgia, Joseph, Waylon; her older brother Peter and MaryLou Kasper; several nieces and nephews; and her sister-in -law Mary Kominak.
She was preceded in death by her parents Peter and Katherine Kasper; husband Aloysius Kominak, and granddaughter Eva Kominak.
A funeral Mass will be held at St. Genevieve Catholic Church on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. with interment following at Beaver Creek Cemetery in Twisp.