Dorothy Eva Hall

Dorothy Eva Hall passed away quietly at her daughters’ home in Destin, Fla., March 24, 2013. She was born Oct. 11, 1921, in McKees Rocks, Pa.

Those who live to cherish her memory are her children, Bob Hall (Juli), Mary Kline (John), Janet Rappazini, Jackie Ely (Bill), Patti Hall and Pamm Scheyd (Jay) as well as her grandchildren, Lisa Stanley, Lisa Kline, Diane Roberts, Jessica Geiger, Jenny, Nick and Chris Rappazini, Joe and Kim Ely, Bernie and Adam Johnson, Alex and Tiger Scheyd, and her great-grandchildren Tyler, Nathaniel, Demar, Georgia and Maya.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clare Hall, her brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Vern Rauff, and her son-in-law, Tom Rappazini.

From the words of her journal;

I’ve had a good life, a good marriage and wonderful children and grandchildren. There have been the usual ups and downs but it has been a fulfilled life and those are the memories I want to leave behind.

The joy and pleasure of my life were my husband and our children.  How truly blessed I was. You all have been overly generous and I appreciated your thoughtfulness and especially your support and being there when I needed someone. My hope is that you all be blessed with as wonderful a life as I had and your children give you the joy you have given me. Your dad is never forgotten because in each of you I see something of him.

The family will have a celebration of Dorothy’s life at 4 p.m. April 4 at Grace Lutheran Church to be followed by a gathering at 790 on the Gulf.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made in memory of Dorothy’s husband to the Alzheimer’s’ Association, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.