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Dorothy J. (Armani) Cox
September 5, 1933 ~ April 15, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Dorothy J. Cox, 89, of Houston, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 15, 2023, in Concordia Hospice, Donnell House in Washington surrounded by her family.
Born September 5, 1933, in Arden, Chartiers Twp., she was the daughter of the late Giacomo “Jack” and Rena Zontini Armani, who came from Italy to America to raise their family.
Dorothy attended Cross Roads and Meadow Lands grade schools and was a 1951 graduate of Chartiers High School and served on the reunion committee for many years.
In her lifetime, she was employed by Pennsylvania Life Ins. Company, Best Feeds and Farm Supplies for 19 years and was a House Mother for the Washington Hospital School of Nursing, for 23 years, retiring in 2005.
Mrs. Cox was a lifelong member of St. Oscar Romero Parish, Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in Meadow Lands where she belonged to the Christian Mothers and Guild.
She enjoyed playing dartball with the Arden Woman’s Dartball Team, playing 500 bid with family and friends, church events and was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, specifically the Steelers and Roberto Clemente.
Most important to Dorothy was the time spent with her family. Her grandchildren were the light of her life and she loved being involved in all of their events.
On November 21, 1959, she married G. Earl “Herb” Cox her husband of 53 years, who died April 7, 2012.
Surviving are a daughter, Melanie Rush and her husband, Douglas of Houston; two grandchildren, Kyle and Lauren Rush; a sister-in-law, Catherine “Winnie” Korowicki (Lucky) and many nieces, nephews and cousins,
Dorothy was the last of her siblings, deceased are seven sisters, Helen McCartney, Olive Higgins, Esther Brownlee, Lil Scarton and three sisters who died in infancy.
She will also be dearly missed by her grand puppies.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8, Wednesday in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342 Where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2023, with Rev. August Hurst officiating. Interment will be private.