Dorothy Winiarski
January 18, 1937 - June 3, 2021

Dorothy Winiarski, formerly of Erie, Pennsylvania, passed away suddenly after an extended illness on June 3, 2021 at Orchid Cove nursing home in New Port Richey, Florida surrounded by her four sons.

Dorothy was born in Erie on January 18, 1937 daughter of the late Edwin and Helen Kondzielski Podbielski.
Dorothy attended St. Hedwigs Parochial School and graduated from East High School, where she was a majorette and a member of the swim team.
Dottie was an accomplished seamstress who enjoyed crafts, antiquing, camping, dancing at local clubs and socializing with her neighbors on and around East 29th Street and friends at senior centers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters Nina Grolemund and Geraldine Strain.
Survivors include her children Timothy Winiarski of Holiday, Florida, Ronald Winiarski and wife Roxanne of Malabar, Florida, Janice Tobin and her husband Thomas Tobin of Erie, Daniel Winiarski and his fiancé Christiane Cimon of Riverview, Florida, Gary Winiarski of Clearwater, Florida, her sister Sylvia Stewart of Rye, New Hampshire and several grandchildren, great grandchildren as well as numerous nephews and nieces.
At Dorothy’s request, a private memorial service will be held in the future with her immediate family.
Memorials can be made to the Emmaus Soup Kitchen.


  • Dale Winarski Posted June 4, 2021 6:01 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I have a lot of fond memories of your mom from when we were kids. She is missed.

  • Eric (Rick) Grolemund Posted June 4, 2021 8:24 pm

    May family members left behind find comfort knowing that God has now relieved Aunt Dorothy of her earthly ills and has welcomed her into everlasting life in his grace among those family members that proceeded her.

  • Jane & Mike London Posted June 4, 2021 9:06 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.

  • Tina Kuhl Klapsinos Posted June 5, 2021 10:52 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  • Kathy Wilhelm Posted June 5, 2021 11:39 am

    What a beautiful picture of Aunt Dottie. Our deepeat sympathies to all of our cousins.

  • Cindy Belczyk Posted June 7, 2021 12:26 pm

    My deepest sympathies to her family and our cousins. A beautiful picture of her and such a nice obituary. I have fond memories of her in the days when we were kids. She had a wonderful smile and laugh.

  • Kelli Kuhl Posted June 11, 2021 8:15 am

    Tim, Ron, Jan, Dan, Gary and extended family,
    I am saddened by the loss of your mother/grandmother, and want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the peace of the Lord be with you especially at this difficult time, and may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together.
    With heartfelt condolences, Kelli

  • Pat Hawley Posted June 17, 2021 3:12 pm

    I vaguely remembered Dottie as my baby-sitter from 3rd & Wallace. Our Moms were friends & I also remember her 3 sisters. In our later years, I would meet her again & we became pretty good friends, sharing memories, craft projects & so, so much laughter. Oh, how she loved to dance. She was a wonderful person & loved her family so much. My deepest sympathy to her family. God bless to all.

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