Dorothy Stecker

Born: Mon., Sep. 18, 1933
Died: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2018
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 08, 2018
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM, Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: G. J. Gonce Funeral Home, P.A.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Fri., Nov. 09, 2018
Location: St. Jane Frances Church

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Dorothy Stecker, age 85, a 12 year resident of Berlin, and previously of Pasadena, passed away on November 4, 2018, after a five year illness.

She was born on September 18, 1933, in Baltimore, to the late Catherine and Anthony Swiecicki. After graduating from Catholic High School, she went into civil service for the US Coast Guard, working in supply management until her retirement after 33 years of service. During her free time she enjoyed the boardwalk, watching TV, attending her church, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Along with her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 35 years: Robert E. Stecker; her granddaughter Laurren Kulski; her two brothers Stanley and Adam Swiecicki; and her two sisters: Stella Kowalczk and Angela Ruskey.

She is survived by her three devoted sons: Darryll Kulski, of Ocean City, Bruce Kulski, of Pasadena, and Jeff Kulski, also of Pasadena; her loving daughter Patrise Rumenap, of Ocean City; her dear stepchildren Bonnie McCartney, of Harford County, and Robert Stecker, of Pasadena; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Family invites friends to visit at the Gregory J. Gonce Funeral Home, PA, 169 Riviera Drive, Pasadena, on Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 PM. Visitation will continue on Friday morning from 8:30 AM until 9:30 AM, at which time the procession will leave the funeral home to go to St. Jane Frances Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 AM, with Monsignor Carl Cummings officiating. Her entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery Mausoleum. Feel free to express your condolences below as well.

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Darryll Kulski
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
For all my Strength, all my Love, all my Faith, and all views of just life in general was taught from you "Mother". Love is so important in each and everyone of our lives. Dorothy you were Amazing, raising four of your own children, and tending to all their needs, to the final day of your life. You made differences in people lives for the good. Know in my Heart, that you are my Mother , and the Love we have between us will never grow weak but stay strong for eternity. May our Lord's words ,and "His Unconditional Love" give you Eternal Peace. I Love you Mom, Darryll

William and Marie Jordan (Ft. Lauderdale, FL0
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Patrice we extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your mother. She is in our prayers and we know your mother is at peace.

Bill and Marie

Don & Bonnie Letourneau
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
We send our prayers to the family.

Dave and Sydney mckay
   Posted Mon November 05, 2018
Darryll and Patrice, we send our condolences and will keep you both and your families in our prayers through this time. Will always dream of your Moms upside down pineapple cakes she made us over the years. We will miss seeing her with you when getting the mail. Love, Dave and Sydney Mckay

Jeannette Merkel
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
My condolences to you and your family. Dorothy was a wonderful woman who gave her heart to everyone she met. She lived a peaceful life with loved ones and now she is with her sister's which she wanted so much to be with. She has always welcomed me in the family for over 40 years. You will be missed and never forgotten. Rest in Peace Dorothy. Love you!

Cheryl (Kwiatkowski) Herrington
   Posted Tue November 06, 2018
Dear Aunt Dorothy,

You and all of my wonderful cousins were such an integral part of my younger growing up years. We spent so many times and had shared so many memorable events together, birthdays, holidays, making memories that are forever etched upon my heart.

How I loved spending the nights at your house with Patrice. You were always so warm and welcoming, and treated me like your own daughter. I have so many stories I could share about there many times we all spent together, and I will cherish each and every one every day of my life.

Rest in peace my Dear Aunt Dorothy and know my love follows wherever your spirit may go.

Kevin and Jeanette Kelly
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
We are truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Dorothy. May our
prayers help comfort you and your family at this difficult time.

Kevin and Jeanette

Sydney Dean
   Posted Wed November 07, 2018
Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss. We will miss the best upside down pineapple cake we ever have had. Hope you captured that recipe Darryll. Love, Dave and Sydney McKay

Sharon and Bob Shipp
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
To All My Kulski Cousins. We are very sorry for your loss. Sorry we couldn’t get down to Pasadena for the services. Aunt Dorothy lived a long and good life with the loving care of all of you. Peace be with all of you.

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