Dorothy Mapel

Obituary of Dorothy Mapel

Dorothy Grace O’Hara Mapel, 95, of Goodyear, AZ, formerly of Latrobe, passed away peacefully Friday, March 23, 2018. She was born March 9, 1923 in Derry, the seventh, and the last survivor, of the nine children of the late Joseph D. and Ernestine (Roble) O’Hara. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Nelson Palmer in 1945, her second husband, Jack Edgar Mapel in 2002 and her eight siblings: Joe, Louise Anderson, Clifford, Kenneth, Margaret (Peg), Robert, Harry and Vaughn.  She is survived by her son, Nelson Mapel and his wife Jeannine of Goodyear, Arizona, and her daughter Karen Mapel Urban and her husband Rev. Charles Urban of Sacramento, California.  She is also survived by two grandchildren; Chris Urban of Stuart, Florida, and Katie Urban McLain and her husband Mike, and their two children Christopher and Georgia of Safety Harbor, Florida.  Dorothy was a great cook, and an even better baker.  Her family’s special favorites were her pies and potato dumplings. Although she spent her last few years in Sacramento, CA and Goodyear, AZ, Dorothy always remembered Derry and Latrobe as her home. Friends will be received Monday April 2nd from 4 until 7 PM in the Hartman-Graziano Funeral Home, Inc. 1500 Ligonier Street, Latrobe. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 3rd at 11 AM in the funeral home chapel with her son-in-law, the Rev. Charles Urban officiating. Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery.