Dorothy (Dot) Cowatch

| February 13, 2019

Dorothy (Dot) Cowatch, 97, of Clarion, (formerly of Sligo) died February 10, 2019 at UPMC Hamot Hospital in Erie, PA.

Born April 13,1921 in Strattanville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Anthony B Richardson and Mary (Seaman) Richardson.

She was married December 15, 1945 to George Cowatch, who preceded her in death.

Mrs. Cowatch was employed by Dr. Robert and Marti Varner for many years. Prior to that she was employed by Owen Illinois of Clarion and Talon Corp in Meadville, Pa. She later worked as secretary of the family business. She was also an Inspector of Elections in Sligo for 50 yrs.

She was a member of Sligo United Methodist Church, a long time member of the board of trustees and a Sunday school teacher. She was also a member of CIC, “class in the corner”.

Dorothy is survived by two sons; George Cowatch of Shippenville and Daniel and his wife Tammie Cowatch of Sandy Lake, PA and one grandson; Tristan Cowatch.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a sister Mrs. Mildred “Tony” Richardson Benn.

Dorothy’s family will receive friends from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm Friday February 15, 2019 at the Varner Funeral Home in Sligo. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday February 16, 2019 at the funeral home with Rev Lola Turnbull, Pastor of the Sligo United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sligo Cemetery.

The family suggests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society.

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