Brenda D. Dorney 1950-2021

STRUTHERS — Brenda D. Dorney, 71, passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at her home.

Brenda was born May 6, 1950, in Vicco, Ky., the daughter of the late Chad and Louise Bolen Roark.

She graduated from Norwalk High School in 1968 and attended Bowling Green University. She moved to the Youngstown area in 1979.

Brenda owned and operated The Greek Place Restaurant for seven years at the Southern Park Mall before retiring.

Brenda was an avid cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister.

In her free time, she liked writing poetry, journaling, reading and listening to music.

Brenda is survived by four children, Wayne C. (Zahara) Barnett of Lowellville, Sunshine B. (James) Guarino of Rocky Point, N.Y., Ty (Mary) Dorney of Youngstown and Grant N. (Kate) Dorney of St. James, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Timothy Gordon, Casey (Lindsey) Gordon, Abby Guarino, Ali Guarino, Isabella Dorney, Ty Dorney, Zoey Dorney, McKenna Baker, Grady Baker and Callen Dorney; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Doc Dickerson of Florida; two sisters, Christine (Harold) Schodorf of Willard and Linda Riggs of Wooster; and a sister-in-law, Susan Bolen of Willard.

Besides her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her husband of 15 years, Grant C. Dorney, whom she married Oct. 31, 1980, and who died July 5, 1995; two infant daughters, Summer and Autumn; a brother, Tojo Bolen; and a brother-in-law, Randall Riggs.

Family and friends may call 4 to 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, at Cunningham-Becker Funeral Home, 244 McGill St., Lowellville. There will be a memorial service celebrating Brenda’s life at 6 p.m., with Nick Nolfi officiating.

Condolences may be sent to Brenda’s family at www.beckerobits.com.

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