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Dolores “Dossie” Rosol

  • On March 1, 2023

Dolores “Dossie” Rosol passed peacefully in her sleep at the age of 83 on February 28, 2023.  For the first 80 years of her life, she lived across the street from Allegheny Cemetery in Bloomfield, and then moved in with her daughter’s family in Moon Township.


As a lifelong Pittsburgher, she claimed the city as her own; when she would see the three rivers and skyline, she would always exclaim, “Here’s my most beautiful city!”  She read a romance novel daily, crushed crossword puzzles, listened to country music and Elvis, and adored cars.


Dossie graduated from Ursuline Academy in 1957. In 1961, she graduated from Mount Mercy (Carlow) College, where she double majored in psychology and sociology, and minored in history; she took as many classes as her scholarship allowed. She spent her 42-year career as a social worker for the Pennsylvania Department of Welfare, where she enjoyed her co-workers and the great view of the Point. She was a lifelong parishioner at Immaculate Conception Parish in Bloomfield.


Dossie is predeceased by her older brother, George, younger sister, Carol, and her loving husband of 23 years, Len. Her lifelong nickname given to her by George was “Dossie,” but being called “grandma” became her favorite name.


She is survived by and will live on in her son Len Rosol of Greensboro, NC, and his sons Adam and Jacob; daughter Andrea, son-in-law Paul Bowman, and their children Marissa Evans, Alexander, Ethan, and grand-dog HeidiJo; her sister-in-law Gerry Majewski, whom she treasured.


They will remember her as smart, strong, sarcastic, and generous. To honor her life, perhaps you could read a good book, visit a ”Little Free Library” (she loved contributing to these!), or indulge in her favorite meal of “steak and cake”. Visitation and blessing are private.

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Laura Rine
Len...I can appreciate all of those landmarks and beautiful views in Dossie's city. Hopefully when you see the three rivers converge or the incline you will smile in memory of your mom. Laura
Raymond Wells
Len, So sorry for your loss.
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