The Life of Dorothy M. Gaus
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Dorothy M. Gaus, devoted wife, beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died peacefully on June 15, 2018 at her home in Penn Hills at the age of 90. Born Dorothy Marie Markum on September 15, 1927, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of the late John J. Markum and Jennie (Konchan) Markum. Dorothy dedicated her life to her husband and family and was cherished by all.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carl J. Gaus, Jr., sisters Pauline G. Markum and Betty J. Markum, both from Johnstown, son Daniel J. Gaus, Pittsburgh, and daughter Judith A. Rassias, Pittsburgh.
Dorothy is survived by these children: Paul J. Gaus of Penn Hills, Thomas A. (Jennifer) Gaus of Plum, Richard E. (Dorothy) Gaus of Greensburg, Janet G. (Mark) Schepcoff of TX, Ruth A. Gaus of CA, Susan D. Podobnik of Plum; these grandchildren: Neil, Andrew, Joshua & Chelsea Gaus, Sara, Michael & Anna Schepcoff, Shaelyn & Travis Watson, Sharon & Daniel Podobnik; and great-granddaughters: Scarlette & Evelyn Gaus.
Friends will be received at the William F. Gross Funeral Home, Ltd., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Rd.), Penn Hills, Sunday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral prayers will be Monday at 11:30 a.m., with Mass of Christian burial at Saint Bartholomew Church at 12 noon. Dorothy will be interred with her dear husband at the Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville, PA.