Dorothy Elizabeth McCort

April 8, 1937April 27, 2021

Dorothy E. McCort (nee Haffly) passed away Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at the age of 84 at Gables of Canton following an extended illness.

She was born April 8, 1937 in Emeigh, PA to the late James A. and Irene M. (Anderson) Haffly. Dorothy was a graduate of Garfield High School, Class of 1955 with perfect attendance throughout her entire 12 years. She graduated in the first nursing graduating class of Walsh College School of Nursing, Class of 1985. She retired from Edwin Shaw, Molly Stark, Nist, and St. Luke Lutheran Home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, James F. McCort; sister, Gladys Park; and many in-laws. She is survived by her children, Tim (Lori); Christine, Michael, Jill (Bill) Harris, Marjorie (Russ) DeBord, Dan (Tina), Melinda (Brian) Feezle; 18 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Her family was her greatest joy.

Due to the COVID pandemic, a private family service is planned. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Homestead Hope Foundation, 340 Oxford St., Suite 200A, Dover, OH 44662 or Special thanks to Homestead Hospice and The Gables of Canton for their compassionate care. Arrangements under the direction of Karlo-Libby Funeral Home.


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Debbie (Brown)McGowan-Hinkle

May 3, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of Dorothy! Since 1986, I was ever a part of the background in her home, being best friends with her daughter Melinda we became like family. She never insisted on receiving notice of a visit, never spoke an unkind word to me, and I always got the biggest kick out of doing or saying the silliest things to hear her contagious laughter. I will share one story in particular. Melinda was getting married and making plans as a busy bride-to-be. I was one of the brides-maids and was sitting with Melinda and Dorothy listening to them go over the planned program for the event. Tensions were high and laughs were greatly needed. At one point, Melinda got to the part of the program which said "Nuptual blessing". I fail to remember who it was that said "what happens here?", but my answer was "...that's the part where the priest blesses the 'nups'..." I have never heard Dorothy laugh so hard! She could not contain herself. Once she got a breath, she repeated it with tears rolling down her face. I loved to see her having fun and including her in our silly conversations. She was such a wonderful provider, working so hard to care for her children after the untimely passing of her husband so many years ago. I know there had to have been days she felt she could not take the stress, but was ever-"refueled" by the love and dedication of her children to her and all of those grand and great-grand babies. I will miss her smile, her poise, her tender heart, her humor, and most of all, her calming presence as the center of such a beautiful family. Rest in Heaven my friend, and I look forward to laughing with you again one day.

Diane Galati

April 28, 2021

What a beautiful person she was. One of the sweetest. She and I shared a birthday month and we both had children named Michael, Jill and Danny. I loved her and my Uncle Jim very much. I will miss her presence. She is my last aunt on my mom's side. I think I can speak on everyone's behalf, that we were blessed to have her. The McCort family is awesome ☘️

Valerie Boettler

April 28, 2021

My deepest sympathy for your loss.
We are thinking of you all

Susie Foughty

April 28, 2021

Our sympathies to the Mccort family. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

Susie and Dave Foughty
Merri Nichols