The Life of Dorothy E. Christoff

Dorothy E. Christoff


Age 87, of Massillon, passed away Feb. 7, 2015. She was born Jan. 8, 1928, in Baltimore, Md., to the late George and Donica Petroff. She earned her bachelor''s degree from the University of Detroit. In 1949 she and her husband, Attorney Carl Christoff, moved to Massillon. For 22 years she was a loving wife and supported her husband in his law practice. After his passing she raised three successful sons. Later in life Dorothy enjoyed traveling the world. She was a guide at Stan Hywet Hall. She was a member of the Massillon Women''s Club and Canton Women''s Club. Dorothy is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Attorney William Z. (Joan) Christoff of Massillon, Bruce E. (Karen) Christoff of Massillon and Attorney Carl C. (late wife Gina) Christoff of Dallas, Texas; two grandchildren, Caroline Christoff a graduate student at the University of Texas in Austin and David Christoff a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology who resides in Dallas, Texas; brother, George (Geri) Petroff of Gross Point Woods, Mich.; sister-in-law, Sophie Cok of Denver, Colo. She was very close to her sister-in-law and her husband Eva and Bill Bitzel of Massillon, Ohio. Private services for the family will be Friday at the Paquelet Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Garden. Memorials can be sent to St. Nikola Macedonian Orthodox Church, 5305 Massillon Road, North Canton

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