Dorothy F. “Dot” Harte, 88, of Brookdale Assisted Living, 220 Southwestern Dr., Lakewood, formerly of 35 Woodlawn Ave. in Lakewood, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, Aug. 20, 2017, at UPMC Chautauqua WCA Hospital.
She was born Oct. 23, 1928, in Olean, N.Y., the daughter of the late Frank and Julia Glowka Levandoski. After graduating from Olean High School in 1946, she worked as a secretary in the Olean area. She married Thomas J. Harte on Jan. 19, 1952, at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Olean. When her children were grown, she worked for several years as an aide in the Southwestern Central School District.
Dorothy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lakewood where she and her husband sang in the choir for many years. She enjoyed oil painting and was an accomplished artist, exhibiting her work in Senior Art shows. In earlier years, she enjoyed playing the piano, especially songs from Broadway shows.
Dot and Tom loved to travel and after retirement they were fortunate to have traveled throughout the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Thomas; four daughters: Eileen Harte Carlson (Chris), Mary Liz Harte (Shelly Eric Sandau), Nancy Harte and Sheila Harte-Dmitriev (Vladimir); and a son, Christopher Harte (Lisa Carpentier.)
Also surviving are seven grandsons: Aaron and Brendan Carlson, Logan and Brian Harte, Aidan and Declan Dmitriev, and Matt Sandau; and a granddaughter, Lydia Harte; as well as six great-grandchildren: Kelsey and Libby Carlson, Lily and Anna McCormick, Lennon Carlson and Emily Harte.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving granddaughter, Ashley Julia Sandau.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Lakewood. The Rev. Piotr Zaczynski will be celebrant.
Friends will be received from 4-7 p.m. Thursday in the Lind Funeral Home, where a Christian Wake Service will be led at 5:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Ashley Julia Sandau Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, 418 Spring St. Jamestown, NY 14701.
Condolences for the family may be left at Lind Funeral Home.