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Dorothy A. Coerdt

DOROTHY A. COERDT (nee O’Brien) age 91, beloved wife of the late Robert J.; loving mother of Thomas R. (wife Maureen, nee Zeller) and the late R. Timothy; devoted grandmother of Elizabeth Colvin (husband William) and Kathleen Coerdt; cherished daughter of the late Thomas and Lillian (nee Conroy) O’Brien; dearest sister of the late Thomas R. O’Brien; dear friend of many.

Dorothy was born on February 8, 1932 in Cleveland, Ohio. She lived in Pepper Pike for over 50 years and in Michigan for the last 3 years. She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church and the Christ Child Society. Dorothy graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1949 and attended Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut before completing her master’s at John Carrol University.

She was a high school teacher at Gilmour Academy and Glen Oak School. Dorothy enjoyed gardening, traveling, and listening to Irish music. She was very social and full of life with a great sense of humor. Dorothy was hardworking, intelligent, strong, nurturing and patient. She was devoted to her teaching and students, her family, and her faith. On June 28, 2023, Dorothy passed away, leaving those who knew and loved her missing her dearly.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Dorothy to Gilmour Academy or the Christ Child Society of Greater Cleveland.

Relatives and Friends are requested to meet for the Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 12, 2023 at 11 AM at Our Lady Chapel on the Gilmour campus, 2045 SOM Center Road, Gates Mills, OH. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Dorothy at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID, 4600 MAYFIELD RD. (just east of Green Rd.) TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2023 3-7 PM.


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