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Rebecca Dolder

REBECCA J. “BECKY” DOLDER, age 77, beloved wife for 13 years and life partner for 59 years of Nanci Adams; cherished daughter of the late Roger W. and Mary Belle (nee Rankin) Dolder; dearest sister of Susan Dolder (Carol Schlesinger); dear cousin and friend of many. Survived by her therapy dogs Lily and Brady.

Becky was born on July 3, 1941, in Newark, Ohio, and passed away on March 11, 2019. She was a resident of North Ridgeville for 12 years, formerly of Kirtland. Becky was a member of Pilgrim Congregational UCC for 29 years, where she was the director of the Bell Choir, a cantor, and Chancel Choir member and soloist. Her therapy dog Lily is a member of Therapy Dog International. Becky graduated from Frazeysburg High School in 1959, received her Bachelors degree in 1963 from Muskingum University and two Masters degrees from Kent State University. She worked for Kirtland High School as a guidance counselor. Becky loved watching old western movies, photography, bird watching, cooking and traveling in RVs. She was a loyal Browns, Indians and OSU fan. Becky will be remembered most as a perceptive, cautious, loving and social woman. She was generous and had a good sense of humor. Becky will be dearly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Becky to Pilgrim Congregational UCC, 2592 W. 14th St., Cleveland, OH 44113.

Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2 PM at Pilgrim Congregational UCC in the Sanctuary. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Becky at THE CHURCH in the Theatre SATURDAY, April 27 from 1-2 PM.  Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS.

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  1. Becky was a good friend to me during my years at Pilgrim in the Bell choir and Cancel Choir. She will be sorely missed. Condolences to Nanci.

  2. Rev Cathy A Fanslau (Williams - graduated 1970)

    I’m so glad that a friend from Kirtland put Miss Dolder’s obituary on Facebook. Miss Dolder was my teacher in gym class. I thought she was a very caring person. It sounds like she had a good life and supportive family. Please accept my sincere sympathy. May the love of friends give you comfort. May the love of God fill you with Peace.

  3. Pam Anderson Gard & Lolly Anderson McNally

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Becky Dolder. We were looking forward to visiting with her at our 50th and 55th class reunions this fall. She was one of our favorite teachers and part of a strong foundation provided to us by Kirtland High School.

  4. Diana Dolder Fizer

    My sympathies go out to Nanci and Susan. Rebecca was my cousin and friend and we shared a love of family and dogs and animals. I will miss her laugh and great sense of humor. We spent many a summer in Ohio together growing up. I will miss her.

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