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Dorothy I. Bennett

April 19, 1933 ~ July 5, 2019 (age 86)
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SALEM – Dorothy I. Bennett, age 86 died at 8:38 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center. She was born April 19, 1933 in New York, NY, the daughter of the late Thomas P. and Susan I. (Washchalk) Strelko.

Dorothy worked at the Salem Public Library for 20 years. She also co-owned Salem Music Centre with her husband for 30 years. Dorothy was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. She loved to knit and crochet, read, do puzzles, play golf and play cards with other Salem Library retirees.

Her husband, Edward L. Bennett whom she married May 15, 1954 preceded her in death February 24, 2015.

Survivors include two sons, Edward T. Bennett (Linda) of Hot Sulphur Springs, CO and David A. (Terri) Bennett of Salida, CA; a daughter, Linda (Fred) Liggitt of Salem; two brothers, William (Kathy) Strelko of Salem and Thomas Strelko of Berlin, PA; five grandchildren, Lance (Amanda) Murphy, Erin Murphy, Brian (Natalie) Murphy, Lauren Bennett, Maya Bennett; and two great grandchildren, Hunter and Connor Murphy.

Besides her parents and husband, a brother, Donald E. Strelko also preceded her in death.

A funeral service will be held at 12 Noon Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Father Ernesto Rodriguez officiating. Calling hours will be held Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 12 Noon prior to the service. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Salem Public Library, 821 E. State St., Salem, OH 44460.


Donations may be made to:

Salem Public Library
821 E. State St., Salem OH 44460


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