Dorothy P. “Dot” Salisbury

October 12, 1920 ‒ August 14, 2016

Sunbury, Ohio
Formerly of Howard, Ohio

Dorothy P. “Dot” Salisbury, age 95, formerly of Howard, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at the Bennington Glen Nursing Home in Marengo.

She was born on October 12, 1920 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to the late Theodore and Louise Pape. Dot was employed and retired from Collingswood High School in New Jersey where she was a secretary for over eighteen years. She enjoyed playing bridge, taking long walks, and sitting on her front deck watching the boats and activities on Apple Valley Lake.

Dot is survived by her son Steve (Ann) Salisbury of Raleigh, NC; her daughter Joyce (Cliff) Cook of Sunbury; five grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Dot was preceded in death by her husband Robert Salisbury; her brother Bill Pape; and two sisters, Gert James and Ruth Heine.

Friends may call on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 10-11AM at the Faith Lutheran Church. A service will follow beginning at 11AM with Pastor Mark Wildermuth officiating. A private burial will take place in Sunbury Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Faith Lutheran Church, 170 Mansfield Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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  • Steve and Joyce,
    On behalf of the entire Fannin/Smith families,

    Gloria Fannin – Ohio
    Dale and Carol (Fannin) Smith – Ohio
    Richard and Carol Fannin – Florida
    Randy and Kathy Fannin – Texas

    I would like to say how sorry we were to hear of Aunt Dottie’s passing. While I hadn’t seen her in a number of years, my mom and sister had kept up with Dottie and you, and passed on information to my brother and me over the years. As a child, I remember visiting your mom and dad in New Jersey, and always loved visiting with Dottie during our periodic family get togethers; with Aunt Mary Cox and my grandparents, Lowell and Dorotha Coomer. May God provide his blessings to you all. We all loved and respected her.

    Randy Fannin

  • Joyce and Cliff……you were a good daughter and a good son-in-law. You made her life very special. We know that she goes in peace to a better place…..lee and marvin

  • Dear Joyce,
    Thinking of you with prayers and love in my heart. You know how much I enjoyed your Mother! I still laugh at some of the conversations I had with Dot at Bennington! What a lady!

    Candy Neeper

  • Aunt Dorothy was one of the sweetest people I have ever known. I am so glad that we were able to spend time with her a few summers ago when we were in Ohio. Thanks to Cliff and Joyce for making the arrangements.

    Mother has be re-living memories with Aunt Dorothy since yesterday. She said they grew up like sisters and remembered helping her button the back of her wedding dress.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye to such a loving, caring person. I’m sure she is in heaven now.