Dorothy Louise Blase, RN, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 after giving us 93 years of her love, caring, and selflessness. Dorothy was a loving mother, wonderful wife, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, was called home by our Lord from The Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center.
Dorothy, daughter of the late Walter D. and Freda Roberts of Forty Fort was born on the 4th of July 1924. Her birthday was a huge celebration for her family and friends complete with fireworks.
She was a terrific Registered Nurse and was very proud to be a nurse throughout her long life. Dorothy married John Albert Blase, an Optometrist, and they started a family. She was a stay at home mother for three children, Scott, Judi, and Robert. When the children were all school-age, she worked as a receptionist in her husband’s optometry practice until they retired. To celebrate retirement, they purchased a home in Florida where they became snowbirds. Tragically, John suffered a heart attack only weeks after he retired. Dorothy nurtured, loved, and cared for him, and they traveled to Florida every winter until he succumbed six years later in 1989. After John’s death, every November for the next 20 years, she continued to pack up her Honda and journey to their home in Florida. She always made it there in a day and a half, using no GPS only her AAA Trip-Tic … a remarkable woman!
While in Florida, she made many friends and took up shuffle board winning a multitude of trophies. She also enjoyed bridge, water aerobics, country line dancing, and her most rewarding activity, conducting Sunday chapel services at Rice Creek Park. She had a strong faith in God and loved her church. For more than 60 years she was a member of The Dallas United Methodist Church and sang in the choir.
Dorothy took great pride in everything she did and lived each day to its fullest. She was generous and loving. She had a quick wit, a twinkle in her eye, a wink and joked around a lot.
As we who survive Dorothy mourn her passing and our loss, we celebrate her transition to Heaven to be with our Lord and to reunite with her husband, parents, and her two brothers Gordon and Walter Roberts.
She will be greatly missed by her children, Judi Shaver and her husband Joey, Harveys Lake; Dr. Robert Blase and his wife Mary, Dallas; Dr. Scott Blase and his wife Jane, San Antonio; her seven grandchildren, Brian, Harrison, Karla, Elizabeth, Brooke, Nancy, and Eric, her 12 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will take place at The Dallas United Methodist Church, 4 Parsonage Street, Dallas at a future date in the spring. Interment will be in Fern Knoll Burial Park, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Dorothy’s name to The Dallas United Methodist Church.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas, Pa., 18612.