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Burket-Truby Funeral Home of Oakmont

Abzanka, Dorothy Ann




Dorothy Ann Abzanka, age 90, went to Heaven on April 18, 2021. Dorothy was born in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania and grew up on a farm with her five siblings. As a teenager she played the cornet in the high school marching band, where a dual appearance with another band from West Deer, Pennsylvania would first introduce her to her future husband, Edward. ‘Dot and Ed’ got married and he served during the Korean War. The two resided in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and later moved to Springdale, Pennsylvania, eventually relocating to Oakmont, where they raised their three children. Always together, this fun couple enjoyed time with their family and a variety of sports. Dot was an avid bowler and on Friday nights they bowled in the Gulf Research Couples League. She still kept the many trophies they won together and for individual competition. Later, Ed taught Dot how to golf, which she would continue to play for years, including as a member of the Thursday morning Ladies League at Oakmont’s East Course. Dot always loved being outdoors and did most of her own yardwork well into her golden years. Ed went to Heaven way too early in 1988, where he has been patiently waiting for Dot for more than 32 years. She is survived by her three loving children, Dorothy Culham (and her husband Wil) in Dallas, Texas; Edward Abzanka in Cranberry Township; and Brian Abzanka (along with his wife Renee) also in Cranberry Township, and her grandson, Edward Culham, in Anna, Texas. She is also survived by her brother, Thomas Kissell, of Latrobe, along with a multitude of nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives will be received on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME CREMATION & ALTERNATIVE SERVICES INC. 421 Allegheny Ave. Oakmont. Masks and social distancing required, no more than 35 people in the funeral home at a time. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, April 23, 2021, 10 a.m. Holy Family Parish (St. Irenaeus Catholic Church) Interment will follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery, Monroeville. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Dot’s memory to one of her favorite charities, the Light of Life Rescue Mission in Pittsburgh. To view livestream: https://holyfamilypgh.org/weddings-funerals-covid-19