Dorothy Stebler

September 23, 2021 - August 26, 2015


Age 90, of Cranberry Twp., on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. Beloved wife of 65 years to Philip F. Stebler, Jr.; loving mother of Edward Stebler, Karen Nadrash (Richard), Dennis Stebler (Donna), Gary Stebler (Nancy) and the late Kenneth Stebler; sister of the late Harry Fennell, Wilmer Fennell, Betty Cornell and Lawrence Fennell; Dorothy is also survived by 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Friends will be received Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at DEVLIN FUNERAL HOME OF CRANBERRY, 2678 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. St. Ferdinand Church. Dotty attended Taylor Allderdice High School and one year at PA College for Women. She was the co-owner, costume designer and seamstress of Esser Costume Company from 1945 until 1975 and was past President of the Pittsburgh Jaycettes. Dotty designed 1st place award costumes for competition at the National Costumers Association Convention in 1968. She was a ceramic teacher for 13 years and won “Best of Show” for original raised nationality figures on a world globe at the Pittsylvania Ceramic Guild Tri-State competition in 1962. Dotty designed and made the wreaths used annually at the Cranberry Twp. Veterans Memorial Day ceremony at North Boundary Park from 1999 to the present. As an associate member of the Ohio Valley Marine Corps league, She was assistant coordinator for three years with the “Toys for Tots” program. Dotty compiled their annual scrapbook that won 1st place in State and National competitions in 2004. She created the nose design drawing for a refueling plane of the 171st National Guard USAF in 2006. Dotty creatively designed and made greeting cards for all occasions. She enjoyed making gifts using ordinary recycling items: something from nothing. Dotty made custom Christmas gifts for family and friends with a different theme each year. She had a love for God, family and her God-given artistic talent.

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  • Melissa Pindroh

    Mr. Phil and Family,
    Our family would like to offer our sincere condolences on the loss of Dotty-the best neighbor ever! We will always remember her gentle smile and contagious laughter. May the good times that you shared provide you with peace and comfort. Holding you in our thoughts and prayers.
    The Pindroh Family

 

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