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Dorothy Lapasnick

August 24, 2021


Dorothy Irene Lapasnick, 86 of Dallas, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, in Residential Hospice In-Patient Unit,  Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre.

Born June 22, 1935, in Kingston, PA, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Elizabeth Wallo Kachmar.  She graduated from Kingston High School, and worked for the Social Security Administration as a data entry clerk, prior to retirement.  She was a devoted wife, traveling to several different countries while her husband served in the U.S. Air Force.  Dorothy was a member of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Swoyersville; and a dedicated member of the Slovak Catholic Sokols.  She spent a lot of time in the kitchen as she enjoyed cooking, baking, and canning.  She was always making enough to share with her family and friends.  Dorothy loved gardening and crocheting.  She was a thoughtful and nurturing person that loved to share items of interest like recipes and news articles.  As a night owl, she could always be counted on for a late night visit or conversation.  She taught her grandchildren and great-grandchildren card games and loved spending time with her family.  

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lapasnick, Sr. and brother Michael Kachmar.

She is survived by her Daughter, Elizabeth (Betsy) Dombroski and her husband Mike, Dallas; Son, Robert F. Lapasnick Jr. and his wife Colleen, Dallas; Grandchildren, Jennifer & Carl Sgarlat, Michael & Connie Dombroski, Christina Dombroski, Robert F. Lapasnick III, and Rebecca Lapasnick; Great-Grandchildren Emma, Sam, and Luke Sgarlat and Michael Dombroski III; siblings Andrew (Donna) Kachmar; Betty (Paul) Ridolpho; Marie Preston; Elaine Michaels and Dolores (Matt) Cooper; and numerous nieces and nephews,  Grand-dogs Brutus, Addie, and Kevin.

The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, Commonwealth Home Health, and the staff of the Residential Hospice Inpatient Unit at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre for their excellent care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 27th at 10 AM at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, in Swoyersville.  Interment will follow at Chapel Lawn Cemetery, Dallas.

Arrangements by Andrew Strish Funeral Home, 11 Wilson Street, Larksville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Dorothy Irene Lapasnick to Camp Red Jacket, a free camp for children with Type 1 diabetes, in support of her great-granddaughter.

Camp Red Jacket Lehigh Valley Health Network Office of Philanthropy 2100 Mack Blvd.  PO Box 1883 Allentown, PA 18105-1883 or online


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Mass of Christian Burial
August 27, 2021

10:00 AM
St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
116 Hughes Street
Swoyersville, PA 18704

August 27, 2021

11:15 AM
Chapel Lawn Cemetery
4115 Memorial Highway
Dalls, PA 18612

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