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ONEONTA - Dorothy Joan Salluce, 94, of Oneonta, passed away Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home.
She was born April 5, 1923, in Sheffield, England, the daughter of the late Henry George and Edith (Davis) Clark.
Dorothy grew up in England, where she was a championship swimmer and dancer and performed on stage.
In 1945, at the age of 22, Dorothy came to the United States.
A seamstress for more than 50 years, she began working in England and carried on that love when she came to the United States and began working at the Oneonta Dress Factory. Dorothy then worked at Enterprise Aluminum Plant where she met her future husband, Ralph Henry Salluce. Following their marriage Dorothy stayed at home to raise her children.
On Sept. 5, 1959, Dorothy married Ralph Henry Salluce in Oneonta. Ralph predeceased her on Nov. 25, 1982.
For many years, Dorothy volunteered at the Oneonta Salvation Army and was a member of the Busy Bees.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Linda C. and Dean Lent of Oneonta; stepdaughter, Patricia Lovvorn of Texas; nine grandchildren, Vincent Lent and JoElle Potter, David Lent, Kim Harvey and her two children, Richard and Janice Snyder and their four children, Kelli and Jeremy Ogdie and their two children, Sam and Jennifer Snyder and their two children, and Misty and Tim Wagner and their five children; two step- granddaughters, Patty Ann and Jana; two nephews, Roy Viney and Michael Foti; two nieces, Lisa Schneeman and Michele Dimmick; and special friend, Dawn Dixon.
She was predeceased by son, Richard C. Snyder; granddaughter, Michelle Kathleen; step-grandson, Richard; sister, Gladys and Ronald Viney; and brother, Ronnie Clark.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday, Aug. 28, at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta. Funeral services will immediately follow at noon with the Rev. John Grenier, Pastor of Oneonta Assembly of God Church, officiating. Burial will be private at a later date.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 125 Business Park Drive, Suite 106, Utica, NY 13502, in memory of Dorothy.
Condolences may be made by visiting www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published on August 25, 2017
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