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Dorothy M. (Herold) Purdy

November 3, 1934 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 87)


Dorothy M. Purdy, 87, passed away June 9, 2022. Dorothy was born in Barberton where she was a life resident and worked at Midwest Rubber Reclaiming. She was a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church and the Ladies Ancient Order of the Hibernians where she was a past State President and held numerous other offices.

Preceded in death by her husband Larry; parents Joseph and Mary Herold; brothers Robert, George and Paul; sister Patricia; niece Mary Herold; and stepson Fred Purdy; She is survived by her son Joe (Melissa) Purdy; stepdaughters Betti Jean Shamouradian and Linda Lester; stepdaughter-in-law Judy Purdy; “adopted daughter” Cherie Gipko; sisters Joan and Janet Herold; brothers Charlie (Barbara) Herold and Jim (Cathy) Herold; sister-in-law Patty Herold; and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

Dorothy’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 204 Sixth St. NW. Barberton. Fr. Bill Browne celebrant. Calling Hours on Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the SILVA-HOSTETLER FUNERAL HOME, 1199 Wooster Rd. West, Barberton. Private burial at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Barberton Area Community Ministries, 939 Norton Ave., Barberton, OH 44203. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit

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June 13, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home
1199 Wooster Rd W.
Barberton, OH 44203

Mass of Christian Burial
June 14, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Augustine Catholic Church (Barberton)

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