Online Obituary for Dorothy (Zeliff) Flaitz

Name: Dorothy (Zeliff) Flaitz
Date of Birth: May 06, 1925
Date Deceased: Nov 18, 2017
Hometown: Hornell
State N.Y.
Age: 92 Years
Place of Interment: Rural Cemetery, Hornell


Dorothy (Zeliff) Flaitz

HORNELL-Dorothy (Zeliff) Flaitz, 92, formerly of Leach Ave., passed away early Saturday morning (Nov. 18, 2017) at Elderwood at Hornell, where she has resided the past eight months.

Born in Hornell on May 6, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Holt) Zeliff. On Aug. 9, 1947, she was married in Hornell to Jack Flaitz, who predeceased her on Feb. 17, 1975, after 28 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her two sons, Gary Flaitz and Jack Flaitz and her two brothers, Roger Zeliff and Richard Zeliff.

A lifelong resident of Hornell, Dorothy was a graduate of Hornell High School, class of 1944, and at one time was a member of the former Westminster Presbyterian Church in Hornell.

She will be remembered for being a devoted wife and mother, who in 1988 at the age of 63, after her husband passed away and her children were grown, began working part-time for the City of Hornell in the Chamberlain’s office, retiring in 2000.

Her loving family includes her daughter, Sue Ann Kerber of Indiana; her two sons, Mark (Karen) Flaitz of Florida and Philip (Carol) Flaitz of Newburgh, N.Y.; also, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; as well as her nieces and nephews.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Dorothy (Zeliff) Flaitz.

To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Private interment will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to either the Hornell Area Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell or to the Hornell High School Alumni Assoc., P.O. Box 135 Hornell, N.Y. 14843.

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