Helen Agnes (Magyar) Dorff

SALEM — Helen Agnes (Magyar) Dorff, 92, of Salem, died at 6:05 a.m. Friday, May 31, 2019 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born on Sept, 23, 1926 in Doylestown, Ohio, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hrzenjak) Magyar.

She was a member of the Winona Methodist Church and was last employed at Warren Molded Plastics as a group leader. She previously worked at the Sebring pottery and was a “Rosie the Riveter” at Seiberling Rubber.

The number one thing that Helen liked to do is dancing.  She also liked doing crocheting, flowers, bird watching, baking and cooking.  She dearly loved her friends at the Salem McDonalds, playing bingo and puzzles.  In 2013 she was awarded Senior Citizen of the Year by Salem Senior Citizens Group.  She also loved spending time with all the grand babies.

She is survived by her children, Carol Ann Yurjevich of Salem, Stephen Skudlarek of Guilford Lake, Joan Marie (Alan) Gibson of Salem, Mary (Don Santee) Bowser of Salem and Charles Dorff of Guilford Lake; 10 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Dorff whom she married in 1951 and who died in 1976; three children, Gloria Leedy, John Dorff III and Donna Dorff; siblings Joseph, Anna, Stephen, George, and twins Juliana Smith and Irene Magyar.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services.  Pastors Tom Scott of the church and Chad Palmer, her grandson-in-law, will be officiating.  The burial will be in Grandview Cemetery, Sebring.  A time of Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

The family has asked to have donations made to the Banquet in Salem or the memorial fund of the Winona Methodist Church.


(Paid obit)