Dorothy P. Krolikowski

11/24/2013
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 6-8 and on Sunday from 2-8 at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 PM,
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 2nd.
Dorothy P. Krolikowski
Dorothy "Dot" (Palicia) Krolikowski, 84, of 8394 Perry Hwy. Meadville, passed away peacefully at home following a short illness on Sunday, November 24, 2013. 
 
Dorothy was born in Monessen, on October 23, 1929, a daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Hrisak) Palicia.
 
On December 30, 1950 Dorothy married Michael "Mike" Krolikowski; he preceded her in death on May 5, 2005. 
 
She was an active member of  St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society.   
 
A dedicated and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Dorothy enjoyed being a homemaker.  While raising her family she worked as secretary/treasurer of her husband's business, Union Plating Works which her husband founded in 1950 out of their residence.  As the company grew, it moved to Saegertown and later to Erie, Pa.  The company did electro-plating in precious metals, including gold, silver, cadmium, nickel, chrome and copper for Sylvania, Westinghouse, GTE and TRW.  In her earlier years she was employed by the former American Viscose, where she met her husband who was the love of her life.  She learned the meaning of hard work and compassion at a very young age.  Following the death of her mother, Dorothy was responsible for raising her brothers and sisters while she was only 16.  She met the challenge with heartfelt dedication and continued to work hard throughout her life.  A 1948 graduate of Sandy Lake High School, Dorothy regularly attended monthly luncheons and yearly reunions with her classmates.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, wintering in Florida and visiting her children and grandchildren. Her hobbies included landscaping and gardening on her 20 acre homestead, antiquing and having garage sales. She always followed sporting events, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and most of all, professional golf events.  One of her favorite pastimes was solving word puzzles, especially cryptoquotes with her daughters. In her younger years she was a duck pin bowler and enjoyed golfing with her husband. 
 
Dorothy is survived by three children Gloria K. Krolikowski of Pittsburgh, Wanda L. Krolikowski of Boca Raton, FL, Stephen T. Krolikowski and his wife Jami of Delray Beach, FL, five grandchildren Savanna Carrozzi of Pittsburgh, Kaleigh Krolikowski, John Krolikowski, Karly Krolikowski, Thomas Krolikowski, all of Delray Beach, FL, four step grandchildren Michael Krolikowski, Michelle Ayala, Andrea  Strebe, Denise Davis, a sister Lucy Pistone of California, three brothers Pete Palicia and his wife Berta of Willowick, OH, Zachary Palicia and his wife Jeanette, David Palicia and his wife Teresa both of Stoneboro, a daughter-in-law Shannon Krolikowski of Delray Beach, FL, many nieces and nephews including her Godson, Major Eric Palicia.
 
In addition to her husband Michael of 54 years, Dorothy was preceded in death by a son John M. Krolikowski, a step son Kenneth M. Krolikowski, a sister Mary Ann Bolog, three brothers Joseph Palicia, Lucas Palicia and Patrick Palicia.
 
Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday from 6-8 and on Sunday from 2-8 at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where a scripture service will be held at 7:30 PM,
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church, 353 Pine St., Meadville, at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 2nd, with Fr. Marc Solomon, Pastor of St. Mary of Grace Roman Catholic Church, officiating. 
 
Interment will take place in St. Agatha Cemetery, West Mead Twp. 
 
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Agatha Church, 353 Pine St.,  Meadville, PA 16335.
 
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Condolences

Mom,
Your spot is here with us at the Thanksgiving table today but God had other plans. We need you but we understand God needs you more.
Our love for you is deep and we will always carry you in our hearts and live by the morals you instilled upon us.
Until we meet again and with love always,
Your children ♥

- Gloria, Wanda & Steve
November 28, 2013

Strength and prayers to all of the family as you mourn the loss of a truly great lady and celebrate her life. Sorry we cannot be with you in person during this time, but know we are with you in our thoughts and prayers.
Rest in peace, Dorothy, and may perpetual light shine upon you.
With love, Tom and Brenda Koppel

- Tom and Brenda Koppel
November 30, 2013

Gloria, Wanda and Steve

What a beautiful obituary and tribute to your Mother. I will always remember her how proud she was of her children and watching you all play golf! She was indeed a wonderful example of a beautiful caring and loving Mother. You only get one Mother and she becomes your best friend. I miss mine so much but that is why you cherish the memories and good times and Iknow we all have plenty to share.

She is with her husband and loving son now and we will all be together some day.

God Bless you all. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love Shirley Costa Callan

- SHIRLEY COSTA CALLAN
December 2, 2013

Dear Gloria--I have fond memories of rides home from dance with your mom in one of her spiffy Imperials! I also remember she had a great laugh. I think of you often and wish I could see you now and then. Please accept my condolences. If you have a chance, email me. Dianne

- Dianne Kerecman Savelli
December 2, 2013