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O'Leary, Dorothy "Toppy", 81, Johnstown, passed away July 19, 2017, at Windber Hospice. Born December 23, 1935, daughter of the late James P. and Dorothy G. (Patterson) Keelan. Preceded in death by her husband, Jack A. O'Leary; brothers, James P. Keelan and Thomas W. Keelan; brothers-in-law, Patrick J. O'Leary and Gene Toth; and sister-in-law, Ruth I. O'Leary. Survived by her children, David O'Leary and wife, Linda (Van Gundy), Richmond, TX; Leslie Ann O'Leary, Alpharetta, GA; granddaughters, Mikayla and Lauren O'Leary, Richmond, TX; sisters, Mary Catherine "Kay" Toth, Walden, NY; Patrice Keelan, Oakmont, PA; sisters-in-law, Donna (Kent) Keelan, Massilon, OH; Janet (Reighard) Keelan, Everett, PA; numerous nieces and nephews; and grandpuppies and grandkitties. Toppy was a member of SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, St. Gregory Church Choir, and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lady of Knock Division. She was a long-time employee of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and retired as the Manager of the Business Office. She enjoyed playing cards and dominos with her friends, and going to the beach at the Outer Banks. Toppy's life centered around her love for her family, her faith, her Irish heritage, animals, and the Pitt Panthers. At Toppy's request, there will be no viewing. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on July 28 at 11 a.m., SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, Daisytown, Father Robert L. Ruston, officiating. Private interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to SS. Gregory & Barnabas Catholic Church, 120 Boltz St., Johnstown, PA 15902. Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd. "Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care." Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com
Published on July 21, 2017
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