Dolores M. “Dolly” (Sobol) Blasko

July 24, 1929 - February 02, 2024

Visitation: No

Service: Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 9, 2024 in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church at 10:30 a.m.

Dolores “Dolly” (Sobol) Blasko, 94, North Hills, PA peacefully passed away on February 2, 2024 with her wit and friendly competitive spirit intact.
Dolly was preceded in death by husband Andrew “Andy” Blasko, her son Kim Blasko, and her sister Ursula “Ursie” Fellner.
A math and organizational whiz, she worked as a bookkeeper for H.J. Heinz and Corsello Chevrolet in Bellevue before becoming an exemplary house manager and hostess with the mostest.
Dolly met her future husband Andy at the West View Park Danceland enjoying the Big Band sounds and probably doing a little polka dancing too. They spent over 60 years together. She was a pillar of her community in the North Hills where she and Andy designed and built their mid-century dream home.

There they would raise their three children Kim Blasko (former wife, Marcy Johnson), Jimmy Blasko (Mona), and Joanne Brunner (Jeff). That home is also where they made memories with their grandchildren Melissa Faaborg, Monica Blasko (Matt Lammi), Amanda Sudatz, Kevin Blasko, Julia Brunner, John Brunner, Timmy Brunner, Kathleen Brunner, and great-grandson, Magnus Faaborg.
Dolly regularly exhibited incredible strength and steadfast convictions, mixed with a softer side and a dry sense of humor. She had immense passion for her family, her church, and life’s simple pleasures. If she wasn’t volunteering at St. Teresa of Avila (especially during Fish Fry and Flea Market seasons), she could be found on her porch; tending to the most fertile backyard vegetable garden in the North Hills; completing her daily crossword; or awaiting the start of her favorite program– Jeopardy.
Her family considers her the originator of extreme couponing and sustainability principles. She faithfully recycled EVERYTHING (you couldn’t throw out gift wrap on her watch!), composted food scraps, collected and reused rainwater and drippings from the AC condenser, and supplied her grandkids with toiletries for years from her coupon-finds closet. Dolly is legendary for the monster rhododendron she grew from a seedling (bought in a coffee can at Kresge 5 & 10 in 1958), and most recently, her enthusiasm for jigsaw puzzles and for working the poker tables at Sunrise Senior Living. All of us should live by Dolly’s mantra “Everything I do, I win!”
Her departure is a loss felt by her family and countless others who loved her deeply in her wide-network of community. The family appreciates your support during this difficult time and asks that you invest your money wisely or pinch your pennies in lieu of flowers. (She would not approve of the cost of this word count or all of this fussin’ about her, but the Blasko stubbornness persists!)
No visitation. Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Mt Carmel Parish, St. Teresa of Avila Church, Friday at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Joyce McCain

    I know Dolly heard these words we all want to hear from God “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!”

  • Lange Family

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love you. Tammy, Trey and Sierra

  • Sandy Csikari’s

    Dolly taught me how to play bridge almost 50 years ago. I loved working with her at St. Teresa flea market. I loved Her. She was always laughing. I’m very sad that she is no longer with us

  • Becky Dagit

    So sorry for your loss. Love, Becky and Rachel

  • Jack Miller

    Mark Twain said all people bring joy…some by coming, others by going. Her departure is a loss to all who knew her. She will be missed.


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