Dorothy L. Gaskalla, 91, of Findlay, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at St. Catherine’s Manor, Findlay.
Dorothy “Dot” was born on Sept. 8, 1928 in Barnesville, to the late Alfred and Ethel (Stanley) Hartley. She graduated in 1946 from Olney Friends Boarding School (Quaker affiliated) in Barnesville.
Dorothy was a very loving and devoted mother of her seven children. She loved going to church and reading her Bible. She also enjoyed camping, sewing, needlepoint, puzzles and making (plastic canvas) calendars to give away. Dorothy worked at the Tampa, Fla., courthouse in the tax assessors office for 30 years.
Dorothy is survived by her children, Kay O’Flaherty, Barb Bernal and Harry Pool, all of Findlay; David (Lisa) Pool of Tiffin; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She married Faye Pool and they divorced. She then married Dwight Gaskalla and they both preceded her in death. Also proceeding her are her children, John, Rick and Tom Pool; her siblings, Edith Silvernale, Chester Hartley and the Rev. William Harley; and her grandson, Frank Navarro III.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 13, at 1 p.m. at Hufford Family Funeral Home, Findlay. Those attending the service are asked to wear masks. Memorial contributions in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the family in c/o Hufford Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at: www.huffordfh.com.